Nicholas Britell is Scoring Disney+’s Star Wars: Andor Series

The release of Disney+’s Andor spinoff has largely been overshadowed by anticipation for May’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. But at least now we know that Lucasfilm’s Rogue One prequel will feature some award-worthy musical accompaniment. According to Film Music Reporter, Lucasfilm has hired Nicholas Britell to score the upcoming show.

Britell previously collaborated with director Barry Jenkins on Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. He also currently scores HBO’s Succession, and his catchy main titles theme netted him an Emmy win 2019. Britell recently garnered his third Oscar nod for scoring Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up last year.

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Diego Luna is reprising his Rogue One role as the spinoff’s title character in a story that explores how Cassian Andor joined the Rebel Alliance in the early days of its existence. Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O’Reilly are also reprising their roles as Saw Gerrera and Mon Mothma, respectively. Additionally, the series will introduce new characters played by Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, and more. Lucasfilm is already planning a second season of Andor, which starts production later this year and should also feature the return of Alan Tudyk as K-2SO.

Disney+ still hasn’t announced a release date for Andor, but a 2022 premiere seems likely.

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