Nicholas Britell will reportedly be providing the score for Andor

According to Film Music Reporter, Nicholas Brittel is providing the score for the upcoming Andor series on Disney+!

Britell has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Original Score: for Moonlight (2017), If Beale Street Could Talk (2019), and Don’t Look Up (2021). Over the last six years for that award, Britell is tied for the most nominations in the category, alongside Alexandre Desplat (if you look at the last seven years, Thomas Newman and John Williams both join that group of three-time nominees in the span, with Williams receiving all three nominations for his work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy). So Britell is an accomplished and well-regarded composer.

Andor will debut later in 2022 and will explore the earlier – and darker – days of the Rebellion, focusing on Rebel spy Cassian Andor. He was first introduced in Rogue One, which was composed by Michael Giacchino – who was the first composer to score a live-action Star Wars film besides John Williams, and whose score is every bit deserving of being a fantastic addition to the franchise’s long history of great music.

So Britell will be following in the footsteps of both Williams in general (for the franchise direction and foundation) and Giacchino in particular (for the story and character connections), but will also surely branch out and give it his own flavor and style, much like Ludwig Goransson has done with The Mandalorian.

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