Alan Tudyk is quite the sought-after actor these days. He recently portrayed the zany villain Mr. Nobody in HBO Max’s Doom Patrol and lent his voice to two pivotal characters in DC’s animated Harley Quinn series. Now, he’s slated to star in Syfy’s Resident Alien. But there’s one series he won’t appear in — at least at first. Tudyk won’t be in the first season of Disney Plus’ Andor, a series inspired by Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Tudyk voiced the lovable and sardonic droid K-2SO in Rogue One. He was Andor’s tried and true sidekick. However, Tudyk sat down with Collider and broke the news regarding his appearance in the upcoming Star Wars show. Well, lack thereof. 

“They’re shooting it right now, I’m not in it. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there,” Tudyk told Collider. He also joked about his inclusion in all the press events for Andor despite his absence in Season One. “I’m at all these announcements for the show, and I had suggested at D23 when we announced the show, that it be called K2 Fast K2 Furious: The Cassian Andor Series and, um, that’s not happening, it’s called Andor!”

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But Tony Gilroy, creator of Andor and co-writer for Rogue One, apparently has ideas in mind for K-2SO in the future. “I’m going to be in the show. It’s just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn’t involve K-2SO until later on… I can’t be too specific, but I can definitely say that I’m not going to be in the first season.”

Of course, part of Tudyk’s non-involvement may boil down to his work as the titular Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle in Resident Alien. It’s pure speculation on my part, but it makes sense. Conflicting schedules can play a large role in an actor not appearing in a certain project. Regardless, I sincerely hope K-2SO shows up at some point amid Andor‘s tenure. Side note: K2 Fast K2 Furious is a damn near perfect show title and I challenge anyone to create a better one. We could be linking two universes here: Star Wars and Fast & Furious! A spectacular melding of properties, coming not-so soon to a theater near you. 

Be sure to catch Tudyk in Resident Alien when it premieres Wednesday, January 27, on Syfy. Andor is scheduled for a 2022 release on Disney Plus. 



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