Star Wars: Andor (2022): S01E01 – Kassa


Introduction

Andor, also known as Star Wars: Andor, is an American science-fiction action-adventure television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. It is the fourth live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, as well as a prequel to both the spin-off film Rogue One (2016) and the original Star Wars film (1977).

The series follows thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the five years that lead to the events of the two above-mentioned films.

The first season of Andor premiered on Disney+ on 21 September 2022, with three episodes, to positive reviews from critics. The rest of the season’s episodes were released weekly through 23 November. A second season is currently being filmed in the UK. It will conclude the series, and lead into the events of Rogue One.

Outline

Five years before the Battle of Yavin, Cassian Andor looks for his missing sister in the industrial planet of Morlana One. While investigating, Cassian is antagonized by two officers. An altercation ensues, leading to Cassian accidentally killing one officer and murdering the other. He flees to the planet Ferrix and attempts to hide his involvement by convincing his adopted mother Maarva’s droid, B2EMO, and his friend, Brasso, to cover for him. Having a Starpath Unit (a valuable piece of Imperial navigation technology), Cassian asks his friend Bix to connect him with a black market buyer. Bix agrees and contacts the buyer. Meanwhile, Bix’s boyfriend, Timm, is suspicious of Andor. To improve his report to the Imperial authorities, Morlana One’s chief inspector of security elects to cover up the murders. However, his deputy, the dutiful Syril Karn, is determined to solve the case. He identifies Cassian’s ship, traces it to Ferrix and learns that the fugitive is from the planet Kenari. In a flashback, a younger Cassian, known as Kassa, and his tribe on Kenari decide to investigate a crashed ship. Kassa rebuffs his younger sister’s efforts to join them, leaving her behind to guard their encampment.

Star Wars Series

You can find a full index and overview of Star Wars: Andor here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 September 2022.
  • Running time: 38-57 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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