Rogue One is , Jones denied she’d play any role in Andor Season 2:
“I’m afraid to say I won’t be [in Andor Season 2]. I still have hope for Jyn Erso at some point to make a comeback. But no, sadly I won’t be.”
Jones’ comments seem definitive, but after watching countless stars lie about casting rumors over the years — including Star Wars alum Ewan McGregor — it’s hard to take her statement at face value. And a Jyn Erso cameo seems all the more plausible given Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy’s comments in the latest issue of Empire. According to Gilroy, Season 2 will culminate in a three-episode block that covers “the last three days before Rogue One.” Whether that means we’ll see Melshi head off to free Jyn from Imperial imprisonment, or see Cassian collecting surveillance on Jyn’s father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), the stage is set for a Rogue One reunion.
Jyn doesn’t have to appear in Andor: the series is strongest when it ignores its connection to other Star Wars stories, even Rogue One. But Andor is all about telling the story of the Rebellion, and not just through Cassian’s viewpoint. The series is a tapestry of disparate perspectives, and bringing Jyn’s voice to the story can only add new dimensions to Andor, making it the perfect spot for her to return.