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How many episodes will Andor have and when will they air? Complete schedule

The new Star Wars television show was released on Disney+ earlier this week, but fans quickly noticed that only three episodes have been made available.

Update:
Star Wars: Andor given weekly release schedule

Star Wars: Andor, the latest live-action series from the franchise, was released on Disney+ on Wednesday and has already garnered strong responses from loyal fans. Further instalments from the first season will be made available to stream in the next two months, forcing viewers to wait for each slice of intergalactic drama.

The series focuses on Cassian Andor, the daring Rebel spy from the 2016 movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The action takes place roughly five years before the events of Rogue One, which is the prequel to the original Star Wars: A New Hope from 1977.

How many episodes are there of Star Wars: Andor?

The first season of this new show will be comprises of 12 episodes, which are expected to average between 35-50 minutes in length. This is considerably more than the eight-episode first season of The Mandalorian and the seven episodes released in the first season of The Book of Boba Fett, which concluded earlier this year.

But so far only the first three episodes of the show have been made available to stream and the remainder will be released on a weekly basis. The next instalment, the fourth episode, will be released on Wednesday, 28 September at 3am ET/12am PT. The remaining eight episodes will be released at the same time each following Wednesday.

The drip-feed of episodes may run against the practice of binge-watching which has made many stream-only shows so popular in recent years, but it follows a pattern that we have seen from Disney+ in recent years.

The streaming platform is also the exclusive home of fellow Star Wars shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Both shows were released on a week-by-week basis to build suspense between episodes and to make the series appointment viewing.

The series will cover Cassian Andor’s transformation from scrappy underdog to a man capable of taking on the might of the Empire single-handed. That may have dictated the decision to include more episodes in the first season, something that Diego Luna, who plays the titular role, lends the show more depth.

It’s a series that has the feel and gigantic scope of a Star Wars story, but also intimate character moments, in which you’re meeting someone that feels like they really exist,” Luna told Rolling Stone.

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