The following article contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Andor, “Rix Road,” streaming now on Disney+.
As cameras start rolling on the second season of Andor, showrunner Tony Gilroy has revealed which member of the Star Wars series’ cast is on call first.
Gilroy previously confirmed that Andor Season 2 was scheduled to start production on Nov. 21 (i.e. this past Monday). During a new interview with Collider, the showrunner further revealed that Kyle Soller — who plays Syril Karn — was the first actor to step in front of the cameras for the new season. “I’ll just say we’re shooting Syril first, Kyle’s working first,” Gilory said. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that Syril will be the first character audiences see in Andor Season 2, seeing as how film and television productions are typically shot out of sequence.
Who Is Andor’s Syril Karn?
At the beginning of Andor Season 1, Syril Karn worked as a Deputy Inspector for the Preox-Morlana (or “Pre-Mor”), a Galactic Empire-affiliated corporate authority based on the planet Morlana One that governed over the Free Trade sector. Despite being told not to do so by a superior officer (Rupert Vansittart), Syril tirelessly investigated the murder of two Pre-Mor officers on Morlana One, discovering that they had been killed in a fight with Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). Syril tracked Cassian to the planet Ferrix and led a squad in an attempt to arrest him.
This mission went disastrously, however, with the Pre-Mor drawing negative attention, failing to capture Cassian and ultimately losing numerous men. As such, upon his return to Morlana One, Syril was stripped of his duties. Furthermore, the Imperial Security Bureau annexed the Preox-Morlana and seized control of the Morlani system (which includes both Ferrix and Morlana One). Syril then returned home to his critical, overbearing mother (Kathryn Hunter) on Coruscant before reluctantly accepting a job at the Imperial Bureau of Standards — all while still being obsessed with catching Cassian.
In the Andor Season 1 finale, Syril returns to Ferrix in hopes of accomplishing just that, but is once again unsuccessful. However, he does manage to rescue ISB officer Dedra Meero (Denise Gough) from the chaos. That said, it remains to be seen what exactly the future has in store for Syril, seeing as how Andor Season 2 will begin by turning the clock forward one year.
Andor Season 2 Is Coming in 2024
According to Gilroy, Andor Season 2 won’t premiere on Disney+ until 2024 at the earliest, with the showrunner citing how costly it can be to accelerate the post-production process. Nevertheless, like Season 1, Andor Season 2 will consist of 12 episodes, bringing the series’ grand total to 24.
It also seems as though Andor‘s second and final season will feature a more rapid pace than Season 1. Andor‘s first season takes place five years before the events of the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was co-written by Gilroy and first introduced audiences to Luna’s Cassian Andor. Andor Season 2, meanwhile, covers the subsequent for years of Cassian’s life, leading directly into Rogue One. The upcoming season will consist of four three-episode arcs, each being helmed by a different director.
The entirety of Andor Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.