Showrunner Explains Lack of Star Wars Aliens in Andor
Andor Showrunner Tony Gilroy explains why there are so few aliens War of the galaxies show Non-human characters (as they should be properly called, because everyone a War of the galaxies he’s technically an alien) have been a big part of the War of the galaxies universe since Jawas and Tusken Raiders made their debut A New Hope. And Disney+ War of the galaxies The universe has also featured its share of memorable non-human characters, from Baby Yoda to Cad Bane to Ahsoka Tano.
But as many have noticed since it debuted on Disney+ earlier this year, Andor has broken up with War of the galaxies tradition shedding light on extraterrestrials. Some have argued with human-centered quality Andor, but unsurprisingly, showrunner Gilroy is armed with several very good explanations for why there are so few creatures on the show. Some of these explanations are due to mundane considerations, such as prison bathrooms, while others speak more to tone and intent. Check out what Gilroy had to say in the space below (via collider):
There are, and we will probably have more. It’s a very strong flavor when it comes in. It’s not just a visual flavor, it’s a very strong character flavor. It must be faced politically. And in some places people were like, “Oh, why is Narkina 5 all human?” Well, I don’t know how you’d work the bathroom on the floor with eight different varieties of genitalia, or whatever. I mean, this has to be like this, a system like this, maybe there’s Narkina 2 where there are different things. We probably feel a little shy because it’s a behavior show and most of our principles are in this particular world. And the Empire certainly doesn’t have a surplus of aliens on its side. We’ll have more, and we’ll have them in the right places. And we try to pick our shots and make them great, I guess. I do not know. .
Why Andor didn’t need aliens in Season 1
How Andor is the most grounded of all War of the galaxies shows so far, it’s no surprise that it’s also been the most human-centric. Gilroy, for his part, brings several positive points Andor’The lack of “aliens” in their comments. For one thing, the Empire has always been made up of mostly human characters (and actually seems to have a distaste for dealing with non-humans), so it makes sense that a show that focuses heavily on the workings of internal of the Empire would be decidedly. centered on the human being. But most importantly, Andor is a show that is in Gilroy’s words “behavioral”, in other words, it’s more about the character and acting than the sci-fi show.
The strange creatures certainly contribute to the feeling that one is visiting an exotic world. But in trying to be a more grounded show that delves into what makes the characters tick, Andor She would certainly have been hindered rather than helped by filling the screen with the usual array of oddities War of the galaxies characters. CGI does allow for the creation of remarkably expressive characters, however AndorThe play’s gritty drama required good old-fashioned perceptive writing and nuanced acting, not flashy performance-capture effects.
There certainly is War of the galaxies fans lamenting the lack of creatures Andorand it can be argued that the show feels less”War of the galaxies” for this lack. But the show also avoids some of the silliness that can appear when there are too many non-human characters, or when those non-human characters are poorly conceived. And of course when Andor used non-humans, he took pains to make them seem truly distinctive and different from human characters, so that they did not serve as simple War of the galaxies wallpaper. But maybe Andor Season 2 will find more room for creatures and feel a bit more traditional War of the galaxiesfor those who missed it in season 1.
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