I wasn’t sure what to expect going into Andor. I really enjoyed Rogue One and how it deepened the lore of the universe. This series serves as a prequel to the movie, showing us how the titular character becomes who we saw in previously. The first episodes start five years before Rogue One.
The version of Andor we see during these three episodes isn’t interested in anything outside of himself. What kickstarts everything is him trying to find his sister. He killed two security officers that tried to rob him. This caused an ambitious officer to go against his superior’s wishes and goes full into an investigation on the deaths. While this happens Andor makes plans to leave the planet Feris until the heat he caused dies down. Over the three episodes the security force leads a team to arrest Andor. This is while he tries to sell a valuable piece of Imperial tech. The premiere episodes end with Andor leaving the planet with Luthen Rael after fighting off the security force and giving them multiple casualties in the process.
Diego Luna does a great job of playing this version of Cassian Andor. Kyle Soller plays a more direct antagonist for Andor rather than the Empire. Adria Arjona, Joplin Sibtain, James McArdle, and Fiona Shaw are fantastic as Luna’s supporting cast. I imagine both Shaw and Arjona will be in more episodes. I also really want to mention the new droid. Whoever voices the droid does a great job of being adorable. I kind of decided he’s a combination of R2 and C-3PO. The effects in the episodes are fantastic. Nicholas Britell made some fantastic music for the series so far.
The first three episodes of Andor serve as the jumping off point of the story. I think the rest of the season will be when everything really starts to take shape. I do know that it was renewed for a second season. I look forward to seeing what happens during the rest of the season. I give the first three episodes of Andor 9 Navpoint box out of 10.