Why Andor’s Diego Luna Is Glad The Series Is Ending With Season 2

Andor star Diego Luna is set for the end of the Disney+ Star Wars series and Rogue One prequel after its second season, citing his sanity.

Diego Luna, star of the critically acclaimed film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series Andorconsiders the show’s short length to be good for his mental health.

Luna spoke to Variety while filming Season 2 of Andor on set in London. While Luna is excited to continue the story of rising rebel outlaw Cassian Andor, he finds the year-long filming schedules and months of post-production and digital re-recording to be hectic. “This is the last season for Andor,” Luna said. “It’s only a two-season show, which is really important for my mental health. But knowing it’s the end, I want to enjoy it and make the most of this experience.”

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Season 1 of Andor followed Cassian’s convoluted recruitment at the start of the Rebel Alliance, while the second and final season will more directly set up the events of the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This means that the plot of Season 2 will be faster paced than Season 1 and will introduce more A thug characters like the droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk). “What does this character do in A thug is absolutely remarkable, and what we’re building shows what has to happen in someone’s life to be willing to sacrifice everything,” Luna said. “For me, it’s always been a story where people who bring change, those you can call heroes, are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

How Andor Changes The Star Wars Formula

After its premiere in September 2022, Andor was praised by critics for its darker and more adult tone compared to the others star wars projects like The Mandalorian And The Boba Fett Book. The show ignores several commonalities star wars brands like Jedi or the Force, instead focusing on the struggles of ordinary people suffering under the newly formed Empire. Alongside Cassian Andor, the show also follows rebel leaders Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) and the mysterious Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård) as they begin the messy process of uniting different anti-Imperial groups under one banner. rebel.

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Between Season 1 and Season 2, Luna took a break from television and returned to acting. The actor spent two months performing in a much smaller show in Madrid, Spain called Every time we say goodbye better. Luna first got her big acting chance after starring in the movie On the Road And your mother too by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Since then, Luna has appeared in Elysium, the book of life and the Narcos spin-off show Narcos: Mexico. Luna received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Andor.

Season 1 of Star Wars: Andor is currently streaming on Disney+, while Season 2 is currently slated to premiere in 2024.

Source: Variety

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