‘Star Wars: Andor’ Currently Filming In Essex
Star Wars Sessions has received intel from multiple sources indicating that the production of Andor will spend some time in the Coryton Refinery, an abandoned industrial area in Essex (pictured above). The area will naturally be adjusted to some degree, presumably both during production and in post-production, in order to make the location feel less familiar and more like Star Wars. The presence of both lead writer and executive producer Tony Gilroy and lead actor Diego Luna have been confirmed for the sequence involving this location, which has reportedly been filming for several weeks. Other unspecified cast members have been spotted here as well.
Star Wars Sessions has shared several images of the specific areas where filming is expected to occur. Check them out below:
More photos can be found on the website. Aside from the photos, the people at Star Wars Sessions have noted that some kind of landspeeder has been spotted on the set as well – with the indication being that the speeder’s design resembles the kinds of speeders seen in the opening of Solo. Time will tell if this is a new location, or if our heroes end up visiting Corellia.
Andor‘s first season will be 12 episodes long, with the wording on the project suggesting that the show will have potentially multiple seasons. Beginning approximately five years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the series stars Diego Luna as former Separatist turned Rebel Alliance intelligence officer Cassian Andor as he takes part in missions crucial for the survival of the nascent military movement to topple the Galactic Empire. Luna will be joined by returning Rogue One cast member Genevieve O’Reilly, who portrayed Mon Mothma, alongside new cast members like Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. With that in mind, the first season will not feature Alan Tudyk as his droid sidekick K-2SO, although Tudyk is aware that he will appear in later seasons of the series. It is believed that some sets have been built with the intent of sticking around for several years, so it is possible that more Cassian Andor adventures are on the horizon beyond these initial twelve.
Star Wars: Andor is slated to release sometime in 2022 on Disney Plus.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.