The following contains spoilers for Andor Season 1, Episode 12, “Rix Road,” now streaming on Disney+.
Attention Star Wars fans: they will want to remain seated when AndorThe finale of ‘s season one concludes, as the episode includes the first post-credits scene of the Disney+ series.
The scene reaches the mid-credits of Andor Season 1, Episode 12, “Rix Road,” and sets up Season 2 by calling out a major element of Star Wars science. Showrunner Tony Gilroy previously promised fans that the Andor The season 1 finale would not disappoint, in response to concerns that the show’s lengthy narrative would make it impossible to deliver a satisfying ending. “I saw someone say that we were stretching ourselves too thin with all these characters,” he said. “But we [will] be uniting people. That’s not something we would pass up. And we won’t leave you with a mystery ending.”
Whether “Rix Road” lives up to the hype is for fans to decide, however, there’s no doubt that its post-credits scene will have tongues wagging either way. This is especially the case since Gilroy previously insisted that any reference to Star Wars continuity (as appears in the Andor post-credits scene) would never be included simply as fanservice. That said, Gilroy has since admitted that Andor Season 1 features several non-essential nods to Star Wars canon that were added without your knowledge by the art department of the Disney+ series.
Andor Showrunner Talks About Season 2
Despite the rogue Easter eggs, Gilroy seems to have a clear vision of all aspects of Andorthe production of , even when the Star Wars show heads next. The showrunner previously teased what’s in store in Andor Season 2, highlighting how the thematic focus will change from Season 1. “The Next Four Years [of story] It’s not about becoming a revolutionary,” Gilroy said. It’s about learning how to be a leader and how hard it is to put the alliance together and what happens to the people who are the original gangsters versus the establishment and many other topics. .”
The fans won’t be able to see AndorHowever, the second season of any time soon. Gilroy recently confirmed that Season 2 likely won’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest, mirroring the two-year production schedule originally planned for Season 1 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The showrunner added that speeding up the process of making the second season would mean increasing its budget, something he indicated was unlikely to happen.
All 12 episodes of Andor Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.