As Andor season one wraps up, filming on season two begins.
Showrunner Tony Gilroy previously disclosed to Collider that the second season would begin production on Monday, November 21, so we can now say that it is underway. And we now know an approximate timeframe for the shoot too, as Gilroy told Collider that they will be filming until August 2023.
That’s not particularly surprising for a series like this one with its scope (12 episodes), and it does help us get a better picture of when to expect season two hitting Disney+. And the short answer is: not for a while. “If past is predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it’ll be on the same schedule,” Gilroy told Collider. “It will come out two years later.”
That’s what happened on season one, and if season two takes the same time then we should expect to see it debut on the streaming service sometime in the fall of 2024. Gilroy also said that the only place that a project like this can speed up is in post-production, but to do that would take tons of money. He noted that’s what Lucasfilm did on Rogue One, as they managed to speed up the process by throwing money at it, but his implication was that it won’t be worth it here. So Gilroy is certainly making it sound like we won’t see it for two years, and that if Disney or Lucasfilm wants it before then, they’re going to have to pay up to make it happen.
Far more important than when it comes out is the quality of the project, so if it takes two years to replicate the magic they’ve captured on season one it will well be worth it. Plus, in-between, there’s a ton of other Star Wars content to look forward to. Next year will see The Bad Batch season two, The Mandalorian season three, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew, among other projects that will surely pop up along the way. So we will in no way have a dearth of Star Wars content while we wait for Andor to return.