'Andor' Season 2 Starts Filming Today and Shoots Till Next Summer [Exclusive]
Earlier this month, we exclusively revealed that Tony Gilroy's critically acclaimed series Andor would begin shooting Season 2 this week, and we can now also reveal just how long the crew will be shooting the 12-episode final season. Ahead of the Season 1 finale and the first day of filming Season 2, Collider's own Steve Weintraub spoke with Gilroy, and he shared that Season 2 will be filming until August 2023.
Most television series, particularly those in the 12-episode zone, take around nine months to film, so it makes sense that Andor would follow a similar schedule. This, of course, doesn't account for the post-production aspect of the series, which will be working on the episodes as they wrap, and throughout the period between August and the Season 2 premiere date.
The first season of Andor took around three years to film and wrap on post-production, though the pandemic's various filming restrictions exasperated how long the project took. During the interview, Gilroy also shared when he thinks Andor will be back on our television screens, and unfortunately, it isn't nearly as soon as we want. Referencing the schedule for the first season, Gilroy explained, "If past is predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it'll be on the same schedule. It will come out two years later." He went on to say:
The only place you can accelerate the processes is in post, and the only way you can accelerate in post is with money, and money is tight. So, I don't really know, there would have to be some serious motivation next May or June or something. Someone would have to say, "Wow, we really need this, and we're willing to pay X." Rogue One proved, if you throw money at it, you can do post really, really fast. It's just very, very, very expensive.
It sounds like Cassian Andor's collision course with the tragedy of Rogue One won't play out on our screens until 2024 at the earliest. Hopefully, Star Wars Celebration will provide something to tide fans over next Spring, when the annual event is held in London—which is conveniently close to where Andor films.