Whether you are fan of strikes and fair compensation or not, consumers usually only care about one thing, and that is the end product. Luckily for Star Wars fans, one upcoming project just missed being delayed by the Writers Guild of America strike.

During a recent For Your Consideration (FYC) Emmy event for Andor, website Screen Rant attended a Q&A panel in which Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy said that scripts for the upcoming season were finished before the WGA strike started. Andor went into production in November of 2022 and is expected to finish in August.

Two days ago not because of the strike, but because our thing rhymed with the strike, I finished the last script of the twenty-four. We started three and a half years ago. It’ll be five years by the time we’re done to finish.

Screen Rant

The second season of Andor will follow Cassian as he grows into the seasoned Rebel spy introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The second season will cover four years, jumping ahead every three episodes to the next year, leading to the days before Rogue One. Gilroy has been the guiding hand for the series, writing every episode in both seasons of Andor.

The Writers Guild of America strike will reverberate through the entertainment industry as WGA writers stop working on scripts for television series and films. Thanks to the scripts being completed prior to the strike for Andor, production will likely not be halted by the strike, and the series could still meet the expected August 2024 release.

What this means for other Star Wars series and movies is not clear. Star Wars: Acolyte will most likely stay on schedule as scripts were also completed for it prior to the strike. The three upcoming announced movies, are unclear. Perhaps the new movie starring Daisy Ridley is clear, if the rumors that scripts had already been completed are true.

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