Disney+ delays ‘Andor’ to provide the Star Wars sequence the biggest live-action premiere ever on the service – TechCrunch


Right this moment, Disney+ launched a brand new trailer for the Star Wars sequence “Andor,” whereas additionally revealing that the premiere will likely be postponed to September 21 to accommodate a three-episode premiere. So not solely will the sequence be the longest live-action Disney+ season with 12 episodes, it is going to even be the primary time Disney+ has had a live-action premiere that was greater than two episodes.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” was the primary live-action Star Wars present to premiere with a number of episodes, with two episodes launched on Could 27. The present was additionally delayed, making room for the second episode, however solely by two days.

The fourth live-action Star Wars sequence to debut on the platform, “Andor,” was initially slated for an August 31 launch, which might have occurred two weeks after the “She-Hulk” August 17 debut. This is able to have made August 2022 the primary month ever to launch each a Marvel and Star Wars sequence on Disney+.

Alas, Disney+ needed to set a special milestone and compete with its rivals with an extended premiere as an alternative of the everyday one-per-week launch technique.

Plus, if “Andor” had saved its August 31 date, the spin-off must face intense competitors with HBO’s “Sport of Thrones” spin-off, “Home of the Dragon,” premiering ten days prior on August 21, together with the September 2 debut of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy” on Amazon Prime Video.

The brand new trailer was full of recent footage from the upcoming sequence.

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