Star Wars spinoff series Andor has been very sparing when it comes to its references, but it could be coming back to a major prequel location in the next season.
As pointed out by MakingStarWars.net, Lucasfilm is said to be planning a shoot at Haver Castle, Kent, a location that was used as a palace exterior in Naboo way back in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Nothing official has been confirmed, but the site also specifies that there will be a ‘large sequence’ in the second season of Andor.
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Of course, this location could also be for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Star Wars movie or The Acolyte which is set during the High Republic Era. Since we don’t have any details about Lindelof’s Star Wars, Andor is the series with the closest timeline to Naboo, and I can imagine Cassian or some of the rebels trying to get information there, seeing as their former queen Padme Amidala was an ally of Rebellion leaders. I guess it’s also the home planet of Emperor Palpatine, so maybe he has something important stashed there that the rebels might want.
Personally Andor has been my favorite Star Wars show to come out of Disney+, and while it’s not as flashy as The Mandalorian or Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show does speak very mature themes that are central to Star Wars. I can’t wait to see more of Cassian’s evolution as he becomes a full-fledged rebel.
No release date has been announced for Andor 2, but you can watch the complete first season now on Disney+.