Data analytics company Whip Media‘s “Whip Watch Report” for the week of Sept. 19 – Sept. 25 ranks She-Hulk: Attorney at Law as the number one streaming series in America, with Andor coming in second. She-Hulk didn’t secure the top spot in the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and Germany, however, it still managed to outperform Andor in these regions, as well. Lucasfilm executives likely won’t be too worried about Andor losing out to She-Hulk, though, as the former has released half as many episodes for viewers to binge as the latter.
The studio will no doubt take heart from Andor‘s strong reviews, too. Critics praised the show’s first three episodes for bringing a mature, grounded approach to the Star Wars franchise, and applauded Diego Luna’s performance as protagonist Cassian Andor. Slow-burn storytelling and the willingness to deviate from the saga’s established formula were also listed among Andor‘s major selling points. One reviewer even went so far as to suggest Andor might be the best Star Wars streaming series to date.
Andor still has eight more episodes left to air in Season 1, however, showrunner Tony Gilroy is already looking ahead to Season 2. Gilroy recently revealed that Andor‘s second season is fully mapped out, even though it isn’t likely to air for at least another year. “I’m expecting the last script from my brother [screenwriter and director Dan Gilroy] in a week on his block,” he said. “I owe my three scripts, but they’re all sketched out. We know exactly what we’re doing, but the moment-to-moment details of it will probably still be being hammered out through April .”