What is Star Wars: Andor about and when does it take place in the timeline?

What Is Star Wars: Andor About & When Does It Take Place on the Timeline? Answered

Find out what Star Wars: Andor is about when it takes place on the timeline.

Disney+ Star Wars shows have consistently shown us new perspectives of classic tales, such as The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch. But, now that Andor has been released, some may wonder what Star Wars: Andor is about and when it takes place on this vast timeline. To answer these questions, here’s everything you need to know about the show, including who you can expect to see and a brief description of the Disney+ series.

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Star Wars: Andor Story Explained

The storyline of Star Wars: Andor is about Cassian Andor’s journey during the beginning of the Rebellion. At this point, the Empire continues to grow in power and threaten innocent lives around the galaxy. Because of these heinous attacks, Luthen Rael seeks to recruit Cassian and others for an organized rebel plan to fight against the evil organization.

Due to Andor’s dark past and frustration with the ongoing battle, he eventually agrees to this proposal in hopes of bringing down the Empire. Furthermore, fans can get a deeper outlook on information mentioned in Rogue One, where Cassian briefly talks about his childhood and the terrible things he’s done for the sake of the Rebellion.

Timeline of Andor

The timeline of Andor takes place five years before the events of A New Hope. The prequel series’ main purpose is to give the fans additional storylines from the early years of the Rebellion and how it shaped the fate of the entire galaxy.

If you are still confused about the timeline of Rogue One, Star Wars: Andor is also set before this particular storyline. A couple of characters will be returning from this film, such as Cassian Andor and Saw Gerrera, but we’ll have to see if other members will be returning in future episodes.

Now that you know the timeline of Andor and what the show is about, you can look forward to new episodes every Wednesday. While you are here, you can check out the relevant links below to see more Star Wars content, like the latest news about The Bad Batch Season 2 and The Mandalorian Season 3.


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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.