Star Wars: Andor will feature the return of the Rogue One hero, and there are other Star Wars characters who are also confirmed or rumored to return.
The upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: Andor will follow the Rebel spy Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and may feature other familiar Star Wars characters as well. Andor is still in production and doesn’t have an official release date yet, but numerous iconic Star Wars characters are rumored to appear in the series and there are others who can potentially return due to the show’s place in the canon universe’s timeline.
Andor will be set five years before the events of Rogue One, a setting that can be used to extrapolate the show’s potential storylines and returning characters. In 5 BBY, the Rebel Alliance, as it’s shown in Rogue One and the Star Wars original trilogy, doesn’t exist in an official capacity yet. Various disparate Rebels cells were gradually cropping up across the galaxy to oppose Star Wars‘ oppressive Galactic Empire. The cells differed in size, military might, and ideology, but all shared a desire to overthrow the Empire, and, with the help of leaders like Mon Mothma and Bail Organa, these groups eventually coalesced into a single, official faction in 2 BBY. However, according to 2020’s Star Wars Encyclopedia, many cells were already linked in 5 BBY and were unofficially calling themselves the “Rebel Alliance,” which may be reflected in Andor.