Alan Tudyk Confirms That He Won’t Be In ‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series ‘Andor’
Alan Tudyk won’t be reprising his role as the voice of K-2SO in the upcoming Star Wars series Andor on the Disney+ streaming service. The series was first announced to be in development in February 2018 when Lucasfilm said that it would be a prequel to the 2016 anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In October 2019, the co-writer of the film Tony Gilroy was announced as the showrunner. During Disney Investor Day on December 10, Lucasfilm executive Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the series would be titled Andor and focus on the character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), a rebel spy who attempted to steal the plans to the Death Star in order to stop the Empire. He was eventually killed during the events of the film along with the other main characters but nonetheless succeeded in his mission.
Kennedy originally stated in 2019 that Tudyk would return as the voice of Cassian’s trusted droid companion K-2SO. However, during a recent interview with Collider for the promotion of Resident Alien, Tudyk confirmed that he had not been involved with the production of Andor. However, Tudyk revealed that he could return as the character if Andor was to have more seasons. “They’re shooting it right now, I’m not in it,” he said. “But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there. I’m going to be in the show. It’s just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn’t involve K-2SO until later on… I can’t be too specific, but I can definitely say that I’m not going to be in the first season.”
It is unfortunate that Tudyk will not be returning as K-2SO, as the droid was the most popular character to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, fans can still look forward to seeing Andor on Disney+ sometime in 2022.