Where was 'Andor' filmed? From Pinewood Studios to Scotland, here's a look at the filming locations
Coryton Refinery in Corringham and the Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire are some of the picturesque locations showcased in the prequel
What always set 'Star Wars' spin-offs apart was the locations where they would be filmed. If it was the Republic of Tunisia that was recreated as Tatooine, Los Angeles served as the venue for 'The Mandalorian'. When it comes to 'Andor', expect some picturesque locations in the United Kingdom to be featured in the 'Rogue One' prequel.
Diego Luna reprises his 'Rogue One' role as Cassian Andor, a thief whose homeworld was destroyed by the Empire. The series begins with Andor as a "revolution-averse" cynic and explores how he becomes "the most passionate person who's going to give themselves to save the galaxy" in 'Rogue One'. Also adding to the cast list are Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw
Where was 'Andor' filmed?
'Andor' rolled the cameras in London in 2020 after Lucasfilm greenlit the Diego Luna starrer. Per reports, Pinewood Studios served as one of the prime shoot locations. In addition, huge sets were constructed in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire where some parts of the series were shot. In addition, Coryton Refinery in Corringham in Essex, Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, and Black Park served as regions where the show was shot.
The main production moved to Scotland soon after with Oban as one of the key locations. There were also sets built around the Cruachan Dam and the tunnels served as places for shooting as well. Middle Peak Quarry near Wirksworth, Derbyshire was looked at as one of the places as well. Filming, according to Luna, was completed by September 2021 — a period of almost a year. The second season is slated to go on the floor in November 2022.
The official synopsis reads, "The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero."