We can't wait to watch the Andor finale online, but we also wish that it wasn't taking place so soon. The wait for Andor season 2, which starts shooting soon, seems like it's going to be a lengthy one.
Release date and time: Andor episode 12 arrives on Wednesday (Nov. 23) on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) . It will be on at 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. GMT (and 7 a.m. AEDT, Thursday).
Cast: Diego Luna, Fiona Shaw, Adria Arjona, Stellan Skarsgård, Joplin Sibtain, Kyle Soller, Dave Chapman, Denise Gough, Genevieve O'Reilly, Forest Whitaker
Showrunner: Tony Gilroy
But, yes, onto the Andor finale. The big news going into this one is two-fold. As we learned last week, Maarva Andor has apparently passed away. The news broke both the heart of Cassian himself as he learned on the phone, and the hearts of anyone watching at home.
The news set off a rippling effect throughout the cast, as Brasso (Joplin Sibtain) did his best to help the Andor family's emotionally wounded droid B2EMO. That said, this death is also serving as a major touchpoint for Andor. Syril's used it as an excuse to steal monty from his own mother, and leave for Ferrix. Feels like our favorite red-brick planet will have a lot going on in the Andor finale.
Oh, and what of Anto Kreegyr? We've finally seen a person who may be the figure that the Empire believes is the key to the nascent rebellion, but that character wasn't listed in the episode's credits. And Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård) tipped his hand to Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), saying he's going to let the Kreegyr die.
After you've seen the finale, check out our explainer on the Andor finale post-credits scene and our op-ed on why Andor is the best Star Wars show ever.
So, without further ado, here's how to watch the Andor finale online:
When does the Andor finale come out on Disney Plus?
Andor episode 12 arrives on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) on Wednesday (Nov. 23), at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT. / 8 a.m. BST (7 p.m. AEDT on Thursday).
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How to watch Andor internationally
Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, so it's not going to be tough to get access to Andor.
Andor episodes schedule
Andor episode 1: Sept. 21 Andor episode 2: Sept. 21 Andor episode 3: Sept. 21 Andor episode 4 : Sept. 28 Andor episode 5 : Oct. 5 Andor episode 6 : Oct. 12 Andor episode 7 : Oct. 19 Andor episode 8: Oct. 26 Andor episode 9 : Nov. 2 Andor episode 10: Nov. 9 Andor episode 11: Nov. 16
- Andor episode 12: Nov. 23
Star Wars: Andor trailers
The latest (and likely final) full trailer for Andor is all about assembling a ragtag group for the rebellion. It also hints at how some are not as eager to go to war with the Galactic Empire as others.
The full official Andor trailer delivers our first glimpse at the returning Saw Gerrera, and it reveals that Stellan Skarsgård's Luthen Rael is a good guy:
The first official Andor teaser trailer is very light on Mr. Andor himself — but filled with the point of view of regular civilians in the Star Wars galaxy.
Star Wars: Andor poster
Our own rebel spy at the Star Wars Celebration Lucasfilm Showcase relayed this photo of the Andor poster.
Star Wars: Andor cast
The cast of Star Wars: Andor is led by Diego Luna, who stars as Cassian Jeron Andor, a soldier, pilot and intelligence officer for the Rebel Alliance. Alan Tudyk will reprise his voice role as Cassian's droid sidekick, K-2SO.
Also reprising a longtime Star Wars role is Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma, a leader of the Rebel Alliance.
As for new faces, Stellan Skarsgård has been cast as Luthen Rael, who seems to be a founding member of the Rebel Alliance. But fans on Reddit (opens in new tab) are speculating that he will play the bounty hunter Dengar, who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Clone Wars animated series.
Other Andor cast members include Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller.
At D23, we learned Soller is playing a villain. In his words, his character is the latest in the "history of villains you love to hate."
Gael Garcia Bernal (opens in new tab), Luna's co-star from Y Tu Mamá También, has been joking about how he'd love to show up in the series as Andor's "lost brother or something." So mark that under "nice if it happened, but not a sure thing."
Will other Rogue One cast members make appearances in Andor? It's extremely unlikely we'll see any of Cassian's actual Rogue One teammates, like Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) or Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). However, O'Reilly's return as Mon Mothma gives us hope to see Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa.
Plus, Hayden Christensen is reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. So it's not outside the realm of possibility he could show up in Andor.
The sizzle reel indicates the breadth and depth of Andor, since the creature department is working on over 200 named characters.
Star Wars: Andor plot
The series takes place five years before the events of Rogue One, which itself is set just before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
The 2016 film follows the story of a ragtag team of Rebel fighters who embark on a dangerous mission to steal the construction plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s planet-obliterating superweapon. As a longtime Rebel agent, Cassian helps lead the mission alongside Jyn Erso.
In Rogue One, Cassian revealed he has been fighting as a rebel since he was six years old, so the Andor series could include flashbacks to his childhood.
We also may see the origin story of Cassian's droid K-2SO, a former Imperial enforcer droid that was reprogrammed to assist the rebels.
Star Wars: Andor set photos
All the way from the Cleveleys coast of England, we've got our first set photos (opens in new tab) from Star Wars: Andor. The crew has apparently transformed a cafe into a setting we're not entirely familiar with, so the series may be charting new territories. Is the show transforming a modern cafe into a cantina, or something else entirely? We hope to find out soon.