Wondering if ANDOR is ok for kids? Andor is Star Wars’ newest TV show on Disney+, and is an origin story of Cassian Andor, one of the main characters in Rogue One. Although we know the end of Cassian’s story, the beginning and middle are just as intriguing. While Andor may take a few episodes to get to the heart of the series, it’s worth the wait. Andor is a Star Wars show with more substance. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Andor.
Andor Parents Guide
Andor explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. It’s the beginning of a revolution. At the beginning of the series, this is not the Cassian you know from Rogue One. In fact, he does some shady things.
The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Andor is 12 episodes long, and the first 3 episodes will premiere on Disney+ September 21, 2022.
Is Andor Kid Friendly?
In the first 4 episodes of Andor, you can expect to see some fighting, death by blasters, murder, violence, hand-to-hand combat, some sexual content, characters in danger and despair, and a bit of profanity used by some characters. To sum it up, Andor is kid friendly for older kids, but it is dark and sad, so it won’t be appropriate for all kids.
Andor is definitely a more mature series and parents should be aware of that.
Andor Age Rating
Why is Andor Rated TV-14? Andor is rated TV-14 for violence and language which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 14.
Words like bastard, sh*t, a**, and damn are heard in the first 4 episodes of Andor.
Andor is a socio political drama and has content that will be mature for children. The Empire has barbaric rules and uses intimidation on people.
Children are seen in shock when a friend is killed.
Fighting with weapons including blasters, guns, spears, and darts. You’ll see hand-to-hand combat, explosions and fires. Some characters die and are murdered. Yes, there’s some blood, but it seems typical Star Wars violence.
A woman is seen dressing and you can see her underwear. Characters share a passionate kiss. Characters are seen in brothels.
There are mature conversations and topics like war, revolution, jealousy, survival, debt, and more.
Is Andor Appropriate for Kids Under 14?
While Andor may not be as violent as The Mandalorian, it’s definitely a dark series and not appropriate for all ages. If kids are fans of Rogue One, then they will most likely want to watch this story of Cassian Andor. I’d say kids ages 12 and older would be fine to watch Andor. Younger kids would also be ok if they’re used to Star Wars, though I don’t know how much the Andor series will interest kids due to slow pacing in the first couple of episodes. I’m guessing The Mandalorian will still be way more popular with the kiddos due to Baby Yoda.
Andor focuses more on story than action. There is still plenty of action, but the world is in turmoil, much like it is today. Here’s where people make decisions on what side they’re going to take. The addition of new characters and the combination of the return of old favorites makes this a complicated, yet fleshed out series. Andor, like Rogue One, is some of the best Star Wars to date.
And you don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to watch or appreciate Andor. To some it may seem that the stakes aren’t as high, because ultimately, Rogue One reveals what happens to Cassian and company. It almost casts a dark shadow over the beginning of the series as you remember the tragedy. But it doesn’t make Andor any less emotional or committed. Diego Luna is fantastic as Cassian. He’s bold, gritty, and charming – a bit of that bad boy with a good heart.
Star Wars has always been about hope. Andor doesn’t follow a traditional Star Wars formula, but it still offers that hope about what we are all capable of and the impact we can make. I can’t wait to see more Andor!