With the premiere of Star Wars’ latest television series, fans are getting geared up to journey to a galaxy far, far away once again. In the prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, named Andor, three episodes will be released on Disney+ on September 21st. The social media embargo for the series was lifted Thursday night, allowing journalists who screened the program early to share their thoughts online. As you might expect from the previews, this new Star Wars tale is distinct from previous Disney+ offerings in terms of style and tone.
For the most part, people have had very positive reactions to Andor. Seedy underworlds and everyday citizens are given more focus in its new vision of Star Wars rather than iconic characters or cameos which is something many viewers seem to appreciate. After multiple episodes focused on popular themes, it’s clear that Andor intends to be different from anything else out there.
It’s clear that everyone is delighted by the new Star Wars on Disney+, yet there are many folks who adore it.
You may see some of the first reactions to Andor below!
I’m in complete shock at how Andor is unapologetically political. For so long, we’ve had to constantly say “Star Wars has always been political” to people who would deny that fact. But this show is different–it’s angry at the those people denying it. It’s audacious, timely, raw, and exceedingly thoughtful all at once. This is powerful work indeed.”
So far, I’ve only seen the first two episodes of ANDOR, but it’s very different from other STAR WARS movies and so much cooler.
I like this new POV on this galaxy.
I've only seen the first two episodes of ANDOR so far, but it's a very cool, very different flavor of STAR WARS.
I like this new POV on this galaxy.
— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) September 16, 2022
Something to Say
#Andor is the first 3 episodes of Andor, and I’m certain it will be the show that re-establishes my interest in Star Wars. ANDOR offers new, distinctive characters as well as a compelling story for Andor. It also has substance to it!
I’ve seen the first 3 eps of #Andor and I say this with the utmost conviction: this is going to be the show that gets me back into Star Wars. ANDOR introduces new, memorable characters, plus an intriguing arc for Andor. And it actually has something to say!
Ep 3 is spectacular. pic.twitter.com/6iV23ot6Na
— David Chen (@davechensky) September 16, 2022
If you enjoyed Rogue One for all of the ways it wasn’t a conventional Star Wars movie, then #Andor will be right up your alley. It’s a character study with a slow burn. Diego Luna is fantastic, and after the first four episodes, I’m eager to see where it goes next.
If you like Rogue One for all the ways it wasn't a typical Star Wars movie, then you'll probably like #Andor for many of the same reasons. It's a slow-burn character drama. Diego Luna is excellent and after the first four episodes, I'm excited to see where it goes next. pic.twitter.com/iWquehxxVe
— Stephen "Dirk" Libbey (@childe_dirk) September 16, 2022
The Andor social embargo has now been lifted, so I can freely admit that it is the most cinematic of all the Star Wars programs to date. The first three episodes should have been presented as one 90-minute episode. There are a lot of random breaks between them, but it’s still an excellent program!
Now that the #Andor social embargo IS lifted, I can say that it's easily the most cinematic of the Star Wars shows so far. The first three episodes should've been presented as one 90-minute episode. The breaks between are very random – but it's a great episode!
— Dan Murrell (@MurrellDan) September 16, 2022
Andor is what Star Wars has lacked thus far – a tiny taste of the franchise’s full narrative potential. It’s very self-contained and standalone. The series plays out as if it were a slow burn event. With so much intrigue at the big picture, it was all consuming. Minor complaint: there are times when the pacing is slightly off. Must-see viewing. Tweet with image).
#Andor is what Star Wars has needed – a small glimpse into this IP’s full storytelling potential. Very contained & standalone. Plays out like a slow burn event series. Consumed w/ intrigue at the big picture. Lone nitpick: occasional wonky pacing. Priority viewing. @ComicBook pic.twitter.com/yMjn3j2JEd
— Liam (@LiamTCrowley) September 16, 2022
Apparently it’s “we’re all gonna talk about how we’re surprised Andor is actually pretty good” o’clock! Add me to the list, it’s pretty good, noir spy shit. The entire opening sequence is so cool and seedy and dirty. Good stuff!
— VVO)))LFMAN (@TheWolfman) September 16, 2022
I just finished watching the first four episodes of #Andor, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here. The 12-episode format has me hooked, and I can’t wait to see more. Great performances and a slow build so far – this show is definitely worth staying tuned for!
Watched the first four episodes #Andor! I’m definitely intrigued by where the story is going, but the 12-episode format really has me looking forward to more. Great performances and a slow build so far, can’t wait for the rest of it!
— Richard Nebens – The Direct (@RichardNebens) September 16, 2022
Gritty & Mature
Andor is a story unlike any other in the Star Wars series. In a stunning and hazardous realm, Diegoluna is at the epicenter of a dramatic and deadly tale. It’s gritty, mature, and has some of the most intelligent and well-informed material we’ve ever seen. Tony Gilroy is incredible.
#Andor is unlike any @starwars story that we've ever seen before. @diegoluna_ is at the center of a stunning & dangerous world in turmoil. It's gritty, mature, and the most intelligent and well-informed story we've had to date. Tony Gilroy is a genius. pic.twitter.com/pfZwlmZ0HD
— Maggie Lovitt (@maggieofthetown) September 16, 2022
The Andor series is an important reminder that in any rebellion, everyone matters. We see people of all levels throughout this galactic conflict who are dealing with the messes on both ends of the bookends. Deep down, high above, and so many other places we wouldn’t expect to find them. This might be my new favorite #StarWars series!
Timothy is a senior writer based in Atlanta, specializing in celebrity-related news. She is always ready to cover trending TV stories with an unbiased perspective and a pinch of gossip.