New Disney+ series Andor will be part of the Star Wars universe
(Image: Scruffy Diamond – Behind the Scenes / YouTube)
Work appears to be well under way ahead of the filming of a new Star Wars television series on the Fylde coast.
On Tuesday (April 27) LancsLive reported how filming is taking place in Cleveleys, near Blackpool, for new Disney+ series Star Wars: Andor.
The show is a prequel to Star Wars film Rogue One, released in 2016, with the series earmarked for a 2022 release date.
Pinewood Studios declined to confirm what the filming was for but a source close to the production confirmed to LancsLive it is for the new series starring Rogue One’s Diego Luna and Hollywood heavyweight Stellan Skarsgard, known for major roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as Pirates of the Caribbean and Mamma Mia.
Today, crew could be seen arriving in Cleveleys with lorries carrying parts of what appears to be sets for the film, with some items carrying a style very similar to the hugely popular film series.
The arrival was captured by YouTuber Scruffy Diamond via his own drone camera.
It shows items being taken from a HGV while other parts of the set remain covered by tarpaulin.
A road closure notice has been issued by Lancashire County Council confirming that from 7am on Wednesday, April 28 until midnight on Tuesday, May 11, cars, cyclists and pedestrians cannot proceed over the North Promenade at Thornton-Cleveleys.
This includes the beach and north west footway along the Promenade from Rough Lee Road to Carr Gate.
The project has been named ‘Cleveleys Pilgrim’ with many speculating that this must be a working title.
Star Wars: Andor is set to be a spy thriller following Luna as he reprises his role as Cassian Andor.