As Disney’s streaming platform starts to rival its competition with HBO, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Apple, it is putting its effort into making more original content from Star Wars, Marvel, and other properties under its banner. The latest of which, Andor, will have 12 episodes, making it the longest original live-action series on Disney+. This record will be held for at least a couple of years until Daredevil: Born Again hits in 2024 with its 18-episode run.
On September 21, Disney+ released the first three episodes of Andor, a series based on a character introduced in Rogue One, with the actor Diego Luna reprising his role. With roughly 50 minutes in each episode, it is going to be about 600 minutes, which includes the credits.
Andor episodes put it as the longest Disney+ original live-action series
Through the 12 episodes, fans will see Cassian Andor five years before the events of Rogue One. It will see him go from a smuggler to the rebel who helps steal the plans to the Death Star. This story will make for something different from the other Star Wars shows we have gotten on the platform as it aims to be a grounded spy thriller that lacks cameos, Jedi, and other hallmark elements seen from shows like The Mandalorian.
The series was created and written by Tony Gilroy, who was one of the writers of Rogue One. The 12 episodes of Andor are directed by Susanna White as her debut, Toby Haynes (Doctor Who), and the majority of the episodes are led by Benjamin Caron (The Crown).
While we have the first three episodes of Andor, the rest will come once a week until its finale on November 23. It stars Luna, Stellen Skarsgård, Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One), and Alex Ferns (The Batman). You can catch up in time for Wednesday’s release of the fourth episode on Disney+.