Drone footage shows Star Wars production transform Cafe Cove on Cleveleys seafront

Cafe Cove has been fully transformed into a sci-fi building in preparation for the filming of Star Wars: Andor on Cleveleys seafront.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 8:54 am
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 8:56 am

Fans of the galactic saga have been buzzing with excitement as film crews prepare to begin production in Disney’s latest instalment.

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

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

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

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Speaking on the new series, Diego Luna 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."

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

Filming has already been underway at London’s Pinewood Studios and is expected to run into the summer.

The 12-part live-action prequel series was confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger late last year, with Mexican actor Diego Luna set to reprise his role as Andor.

It is currently scheduled to air on the Disney + streaming channel in 2022.

To check out Craig Newman's Youtube channel Scruffy Diamond, click HERE.

Part of the set for filming arriving in Cleveleys. (Picture: Craig Newman/Scruffy Diamond)

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