Here’s How ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Can Connect to Diego Luna’s ‘Andor’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, the limited series following the former Jedi Master ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith came to an end this week after six thrilling episodes. The next Star Wars live-action series on the docket is Diego Luna’s Andor, which is set to premiere on August 31st and run for 12 episodes.

With both series set between the events of Episode III and Episode IV: A New Hope, the question on everyone’s mind after the end of Obi-Wan Kenobi is not if there might be a connection between the two, but what will it be. The two shows are, after all, set only a few years apart, and though it is a large galaxy, the connective tissue between both series is strong. 

Andor is set to run for two seasons and lead into Rogue One, where a group led by Cassian Andor himself will be responsible for stealing the plans of the Death Star, which will then make their way to one Leia Organa. Though Leia is still a child during Obi-Wan Kenobi, she is fully involved in the Rebellion by the time of Rogue One, and she could indeed be one way to tie both series together.

She isn’t the only one, however. Obi-Wan Kenobi showed us a fledgling rebellion, led by Kawlan Roken, portrayed by actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. Andor is set to focus on that very Rebellion, which means it’s a prime opportunity not just for Leia Organa – or her parents – but also the return of Roken, or even if things are truly desperate, one Jedi Master in hiding.

Either way, Andor has plenty of opportunities to bring fan-favorite characters back to a galaxy far, far away, both in ways that tie to Obi-Wan Kenobi and to the original trilogy. Hopefully, it will do so while still allowing the story of a man who went from cynic to team player and then to willing martyr for a cause to shine. Andor should be, above all things, about Cassian Andor.

Andor will premiere on Disney+ on August 31st