Disney is giving Star Wars series Andor, starring Diego Luna in the title role, the multiplatform treatment, with the first two episodes of the 12-episode series airing across ABC, FX, Freeform and Hulu over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
The Andor finale will first become available to Disney Plus subscribers on Wednesday, November 23. That evening, the show’s first two episodes, “Kassa” and “That Would Be Me,” will air on ABC from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
On Thanksgiving evening, those episodes will air on FX from 9-10:30 pm ET/PT and then move to Freeform on Friday at that time. The episodes will be available for free on Hulu from November 23 through December 7.
The move will ideally bring more viewers to the critically-acclaimed series and to Disney Plus, with Disney using its different platforms as marketing vehicles in this instance.
Andor is set five years before the events of the Star Wars film Rogue One. It focuses on Cassian Andor (Luna) and his journey toward becoming a rebel hero before he meets up with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to steal the Empire’s plans for the Death Star.
The series also delves into the back stories of the rebellion, including Mon Motha (Genevieve O’Reilly) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), who was a parent figure to Erso. New characters include Stellan Skarsgård as behind-the-scenes rebel leader Luthen Rael and Fiona Shaw as Andor’s adoptive mother Maarva. The series also stars Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Andy Serkis.
Executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner.