'Andor': Watch the Teaser for Diego Luna 'Star Wars' Series


The new series will premiere in August, exploring the time leading up to the 'Rogue One' film.

The Rogue One prequel series centered on Diego Luna's rebel spy, Cassian Andor, finally has a release date. The latest Star Wars series billed as “a tense nail-biting thriller” will debut with two episodes Aug. 31 on Disney+.

Set prior to the events of that standalone film -- “during the formative years of the Rebellion” -- the 12-episode Andor series will see Cassian, alongside returning characters like Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), set out to “restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”

“I feel so lucky,” O’Reilly said about reprising her role as Mothma, acknowledging that “I first played this woman 17 years ago now.”

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Additionally, it was confirmed that Andor will run for two seasons, with the second 12 episodes ending where Rogue One picks up.

“It is really cool to tell a story where you already know the ending,” Luna previously told ET about the series. “It is a different approach, because it's how things happen. It's not just what happens. It's not the typical way of approaching a story. It's about how things happen... You know the ending, but you don't know how it happened, and we have that challenge in front of us again, which is exciting.”