Andor’s unimaginable first season has come to an in depth with a fittingly nice episode, nevertheless it had yet another shock to disclose after the credit. Whereas most of this present has remained (comparatively) freed from Easter eggs, the finale engages in some tried-and-true Disney teasing with a post-credits scene that looks as if it will likely be key to the present’s second season, which implies it is best to undoubtedly stick round to observe it.
However in case you’ve already seen it, or are simply searching for the quick model, right here’s what occurs after the credit in Andor’s season 1 finale.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Andor season 1.]
The second to final arc of Andor’s first season sees Cassian trapped in an Imperial jail manufacturing unit the place he and his fellow inmates are tasked with monotonously constructing the identical items over and over — no less than till they escape. We get the sense that it’s all in service of some big unknown challenge, and whereas we actually had just a few guesses on the time, the present didn’t affirm what they had been engaged on till season 1’s credit rolled. However we now know that the items Cassian has been developing are for nothing lower than the Dying Star itself.
Because the credit fade out, a close-up of a machine in the course of house fades in. In fittingly Andor trend, the shot begins by specializing in a small droid welding a chunk into place on a bigger steel sheet (a pleasant parallel to the episode’s opening bomb-making) earlier than pulling again to disclose a whole lot of droids doing the identical factor all alongside the floor of the thriller spaceship. Lastly, we get a shot of your entire challenge and the Dying Star is revealed, with its large laser cannon nonetheless beneath development — and simply so taking place to look quite a bit like Andor’s opening titles and emblem.
Whereas the scene is obvious in its intention, Andor creator and showrunner Tony Gilroy gave Polygon just a few different particulars about how the reveal got here to be.
“We got here up with the jail, and the constructing of the half, fairly early on,” Gilroy advised Polygon in an interview. “It was like, Oh, they need to be constructing the Dying Star. After which, , you comply with it ahead, and it’s like, Oh, what? We oughta present that. So the visible results division simply liked that concept. They usually ran with it.”
Andor’s second season is being filmed now and, as anybody conversant in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is aware of, it’s most likely going to incorporate much more of the Dying Star than season 1’s temporary tease. There’s no phrase but on when Andor season 2 will probably be launched.