Star Wars: Andor – Alan Tudyk Says K-2SO Won’t Appear In The First Season

K-2SO in Rogue One

by James White |
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One of the undoubted highlights of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the sarcastic attitude of reprogrammed Imperial Droid K-2SO, brought to life through performance capture by Alan Tudyk. Though he played a key role alongside Diego Luna's Cassian Andor, Tudyk has now told Collider that he won't appear in the Andor spin-off series – at least, for now.

"They're shooting it right now, I'm not in it. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I'll end up in there,” Tudyk told the site, which at least gives us hope for the future.

Yet it's all the more surprising given that Tudyk was part of the D23 presentation when the series (then untitled) was first confirmed. "I'm in all these announcements for the show, and I had suggested at D23 when we announced in the show, that it be called K2 Fast K2 Furious: The Cassian Andor Series and, um, that's not happening, it's called Andor!"

Andor is shooting now in London and should hopefully spawn future seasons so Tudyk does get to report to work. At least while he still can, given the physical challenges... "I do know this: I have to be on stilts for it, because the character is 7'1", and I'm not one of those guys that says, ‘somebody else do the motion capture, and I'll voice it later’. I'll have to do the motion capture, and I turn 50 in March. So I hope they get to it soon, because I'm not going to be on stilts in, like, five years. I'm not doing it!"

Andor should be on screens next year, with Toby Haynes as the primary director and Tony Gilroy running the show.

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