During a November 2022 interview with Variety, Tony Gilroy spoke at length about the development of “Andor” and what his motivations were, how he conveyed the early days of the Rebellion and Andor’s life. According to him, he had no aspirations to revolutionize the “Star Wars” universe, nor did he have any obvious political motivations when it came to writing the scripts for the series. However, he did admit that his own ideology often finds its way into his work, and this has been particularly helped by his fascination with revolution-related podcasts.
“I have my politics, my worldview, which probably seeps into my work in different ways,” Gilroy said. “But I don’t start with an agenda for a show like this. My agenda is the characters. I’ve been reading history for the past 20 years. I’m an old white guy. What do we do? We listen to history podcasts. There is a great revolution podcast. I mean, I’ve been studying the Russian Revolution for 15 years.” Gilroy also noted that the concepts “Andor” deals with are not necessarily rooted in the modern world, as they have been part of human history for thousands of years. ” So revolution, oppression, slavery, imperialism, colonialism – they go back 3,000 years,” he said. “And the great thing about a show like this is that you don’t have to be contemporary.
Gilroy concluded by stating that these issues are relevant in today’s society only because society has always been like this. He also noted that the conversation surrounding “Andor” gave him a sense of freedom because it gave him the opportunity to talk about these topics without incurring too much anger from anyone. Regardless of its motivations, Andor is definitely a series that has garnered a lot of fans so far.