When exactly is it set Andorthe prequel TV series of Rogue One available from yesterday on Disney +?
Episode 1 of Andor takes place in the year BBY 5exactly five years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which is set in year 0 BBY. But what does BBY mean?
BBY stands for Before Battle of Yavin, the battle at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope in which Luke Skywalker destroys the first Death Star. So the first season of Andor will be set 5 years before Rogue One and Episode 4, and we will gradually get closer to the events of the film with Felicity Jones.
To get an idea of where the series is positioned, here is the timeline of the other products: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (19 BBY); Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (14 BBY); Obi-Wan Kenobi (9 BBY) and Star Wars Rebels (5-0 BBY).
Just Star Wars: Rebels is set simultaneously with the events of Andor and in fact the Ghost (the ship of the protagonists) appears in the final battle of Rogue One.
While the Alliance for the Restoration of the Republic won’t be officially born until 2 BBY, with Mon Mothma’s resignation from the Senate and the official declaration (something Andor will likely show somehow, given the character’s involvement in the series), by the end of 5 BBY there were several factions that were not only famous, but were starting to unite inexorably, forming a web of information.
In 5 BBY Ezra joins the Specter becoming Kanan’s apprentice, also in that year Jyn Erso is abandoned by Saw Gerrera (as we saw in Rogue One).
Andor has been available since yesterday 21 September exclusively on Disney + and will consist of 12 episodes, which will be followed by a second season of 12 episodes (which will start shooting in the fall) which will lead us to the events of Rogue One.
In addition to Diego Luna also Genevieve O’Reilly, Forest Whitaker, Stellan Skarsgård (Dune), Adria Arjona (Morbius), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Denise Gough (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), Kyle Soller (Poldark) , and Robert Emms (Chernobyl).
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