Star Wars: drone footage shows production transform seafront in England

Preparation for the filming of Star Wars: Andor has completely transformed an English cafe into a futuristic sci-fi building

Cafe Cove has been transformed in preparation for the filming of Star Wars: Andor. (Picture: Craig Newman/Scruffy Diamond)

It’s good news for Star Wars fans as film crews have been seen preparing to begin production on the latest instalment of the saga, Star Wars: Andor.

Production crews, understood to be E&E Industries at Pinewood Studios, who have previously been tied to the Star Wars franchise, have arrived for eight days of filming for a 12-part series in Cleveleys in Lancashire, England.

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Star Wars prequel

Unconfirmed reports have suggested that the production could be for Star Wars: Andor, a prequel to the film Rogue One, following the character of Cassain Andor, five years before the events of the film.

Drone Footage shared by Craig Newman reveals Cafe Cove in Cleveleys has been transformed into some sort of market or village, with trucks dropping off new set pieces in preparation for the upcoming shoot.

Footage from Newman, uploaded to his YouTube channel Scruffy Diamond, so far shows the set being constructed over four days.

‘A fantastic adventure ahead of us’

Speaking on the new series, Diego Luna (who plays Cassian Andor), said: “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me.

“I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”

The 12 part live action series was confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger late last year, and it is currently scheduled to air on Disney+ in 2022.