With San Diego Comic-Con going on this week, more information on some major shows will be coming to light. One of those includes the upcoming Star Wars series Andor, which showed off a new android named B2EMO that is set to appear in the show.
Photos from the convention center made their way online showing off B2EMO, a new droid that will make its debut in the series. According to a small placard next to it, B2EMO, or Bee-two/Bee, is “a very old and weary groundmech salvage assist unit” that’s been in the Andor family “for years.” How the droid will be used in the series is unknown as of now, but it does give fans another incredible-looking droid to watch out for in the Star Wars universe.
First look at the new droid B2EMO for ‘ANDOR’ displayed at SDCC. pic.twitter.com/YIoOqwsyzl
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Disney+’s Andor features Diego Luna as he reprises his role of Cassian Andor. Set five years before the events of Rogue One, the series will follow the adventures of the titular hero rebel spy during the formative years of the Rebellion. It will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
The new Star Wars prequel series will also star franchise alums Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma and Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s droid sidekick K-2SO, who reportedly won’t appear in the first season. It has also been rumored that Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn are reportedly reprising their respective roles as Saw Gerrera and Director Orson Callan Krennic.
Additional cast also includes Star Wars newcomers Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller, and Adria Arjona.
Andor is executive produced by showrunner Tony Gilroy, who previously directed the reshoots for Rogue One. Gilroy was originally expected to direct three episodes but was forced to give up the position to Black Mirror‘s Toby Haynes due to pandemic-related travel issues. Production is currently underway in the United Kingdom.
The 2016 film was a critical and box-office hit with a gross of over $1 billion worldwide. It starred Luna, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn.