Both Amandla Stenberg and Stellan Skarsgard were recently asked about their respective Star Wars projects (Stenberg is the lead in The Acolyte, while Stellan plays Luthen Rael in Andor) and each offered up just a tiny morsel for fans to chew on while they wait for each series to release.

The Acolyte is scheduled to release this year on Disney Plus, and some outlets think it may even drop June 5th, but now Skarsgard is teasing that Andor Season 2 could release before 2024 is up, even though it was not officially listed as coming out in 2024 by Disney.

Stellan is more than likely just filling time in an interview and spitballing release windows, but he said:

“It will probably be out towards the end of the year or early next.”

Stellan Skarsgard – GR+

Early next year seems the most likely candidate considering that The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew are both officially listed as releasing in 2024, and with Andor S2 just recently wrapping filming, it could use the additional time in post to make the final season as perfect as possible.

Stellan did go on to explain that Season 2 continues to tell a more adult Star Wars story:

“It’s the last season of it. It ends where Rogue One starts so it’s up to that point. I think it will be very good as already the first one was satisfying for me because it’s sort of Star Wars for grown-ups – it’s a more realistic and complicated society that they’re living in and the claustrophobia of the fascist regime is palpable. I think we have a good season ahead of us.”

Stellan Skarsgard – GR+

In regards to The Acolyte, Amandla Stenberg couldn’t go into much, but she did explain how she had to shoulder a heavy acting load for the role:

“I have a really, really heavy load in this show, an abnormal load.”

Amandla Stenberg – Magazine

One has to wonder if that refers to dialogue, action scenes, or a combination of both, but it sounds like Stenberg took on a serious amount of work for this series to pull of her character and the narratives they’ll face.

She also gave a brief explainer about the tone of the galaxy during the era the show is set, which is about 80 years prior to The Phantom Menace.

“In the context of the Star Wars universe, it’s a time of great peace, theoretically. It’s also a time of an institution, and it’s a time in which conceptions around the Force are very strict. And I think what we’re trying to explore within our show is when an institution has a singular conception of how power can be used…we try to provide a lot of different perspectives and answers to that question. The idea is to kind of honor the ethos of Star Wars and ideas around the Force and also challenge them, hopefully harmoniously.”

Amandla Stenberg – Magazine

The fact that this show may shine a new light on the Force and how those they may not be in the Jedi Order viewed it is very interesting and could lead to some great new lore and Star Wars stories. One has to wonder though how far this show will push the ideas of the Force and how the fanbase will react. Hopefully we all know sooner than later as the series’ eight episodes should be releasing over the next six months or so, or even sooner if you believe the June 5th rumor.

Nick and I will talk more about The Acolyte and Andor on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.