‘Andor’ Showrunner Says Don’t Expect ‘Star Wars’ Fan Service In Series

Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy says viewers shouldn’t expect to see star wars fan service in the new series.

Next month Disney Plus will release the latest Lucasfilm Original star wars series, Andor. The series, which will be a prequel to RogueOne, will explore Diego Luna’s rebel warrior in the years leading up to his involvement in the mission to retrieve the Death Star blueprints.

Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, perhaps one of the most criticized aspects of the franchise’s new era is its use of fan-service. Callbacks to beloved characters got their share of praise from viewers, but some felt the franchise relied too much on that, but Andor Showrunner Tony Gilroy says the new series won’t feature any fan-service in the conventional sense.

Tony Gilroy spoke with Variety about how Andor spotlights everyday workers in the star wars universe:

“I wanted to do it on real people. They did all this IP on the royal family, basically. It was awesome. But there are a billion, a billion, a billion other beings in the galaxy. There are plumbers and cosmeticians. Journalists! What are their lives like? The revolution affects them as much as anyone else. Why not use the “Star Wars” canon as the host organism for absolutely realistic, passionate and dramatic storytelling? »

As for adding legacy characters such as Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) and Saw Gerrerra (Forest Whitaker), the Andor showrunner said it was for specific narrative reasons, not cheap fan-service:

“It’s never cynical. It’s always supposed to be there. It’s still protein; it’s never icing.

Here is the synopsis of Andor:

“The ‘Andor’ series will explore a new perspective on the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series tells the story of the budding rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets got involved It is a time filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Stephen Schiff and Beau Willimon were the authors of the star wars series while Toby Haynes, Susanna White and Benjamin Caron directed the episodes.

Andor will premiere Disney Plus on September 21, 2022, with three episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series, and subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more great video content!

Source: Variety

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