Filming will soon begin on Andor season two, and showrunner Tony Gilroy recently disclosed to Collider the three directors who will be helming episodes of the show’s second season.
Ariel Kleiman will direct six episodes, with Janus Metz and Alonso Ruizpalacios each also directing (presumably with three episodes each). Gilroy confirmed that the second season is keeping the same three-episode-arc structure that season one has used (which we already knew), and that these directors will handle whole arcs rather than just a variety of episodes.
That’s exactly what season one has done, with Toby Haynes directing six episodes, Susanna White directing three, and Benjamin Caron directing three.
It’s interesting and surprising that they’re bringing in totally new directors for the second season, with none of the directors on season one returning. That’s particularly interesting considering how good the show is, and one would assume that continuity would be desired. But, of course, the continuity will be maintained by Gilroy, who will continue as the showrunner.
Season two will also include twelve episodes, just like season one, but the second season will span a much longer period of time. The current season is set five years before Rogue One and will cover the events of a year, while the second season will bridge those final four years and lead right up to the beginning of the film. It is expected that the storylines of Cassian Andor and Mon Mothma will continue to be among the dominant themes of the second season, and if it’s anything like the first season, we’re in for a real treat.