Tony Gilroy made those claims in a recent interview with Collider, telling the publication, “In some places people were like, oh, ‘why is Narkina 5 only human?'” After making a hilarious logistical concern for “Andor” that Avoiding Alien Populations, the showrunner then offered up one of the main reasons the show has shied away from creatures so far, saying, “We’re probably a little shy because it’s such a behavioral show and most of our principles are in that particular world . And certainly the Empire does not have an excess of aliens on its side.“
This last comment is quite apt since empirical forces have historically been represented by human males in the “Star Wars” films, and it is not too far-fetched to assume that most of these helmeted stormtroopers also fit into this biological category. Whatever the case, Gilroy believes that more alien faces will appear in “Andor” as the narrative progresses. “There are some [in Season 1], and we’ll probably have more,” he said, “noting, “It’s a very strong flavor when it comes in.” It’s not just a visual flavor, it’s a very strong character flavor. You have to deal with it politically.” He adds: “We try to choose our shots and make them cool, I think.”
So it looks like Season 2 of Andor could well feature a few more classic Star Wars creatures. In any case, it’s beyond refreshing to find a filmmaker seriously considering how these creatures could change not only the look of the series but also its narrative.