Star Wars series filming begins at a Derbyshire quarry

Star Wars lands in the Derbys! Filming for Disney+ series begins at a quarry close to sleepy village of Matlock as crew erect green screens and close nearby roads

  • Crew members were seen preparing the set in the sleepy village of Matlock on Thursday, as production for two of the streaming platform’s shows continues
  • A green screen could be seen close to a lagoon, which was recently dyed black to deter locals from swimming in the dangerous water
  • It’s unclear which Star Wars series was being filming on the set, as both the Obi-Wan Kenobi show and Andor: The Death Star are simultaneously in production

Filming for a Disney+ Star Wars series has begun at an abandoned quarry in Derbyshire.

Crew members were seen preparing the set in the sleepy village of Matlock on Thursday, as production for two of the streaming platform’s shows continues simultaneously.

As well as closing nearby roads, crew could be seen erecting a green screen on the set close to a toxic lagoon, which was recently dyed black to deter locals from swimming in the dangerous water.

Back to work! Filming for a Disney+ Star Wars series has begun at an abandoned quarry in Derbyshire

The vast production saw crew members preparing a small green screen on the quarry close to the village of Matlock, after closing the nearby roads to traffic to avoid anyone accessing the area.

It certainly provides the ideal setting for a planet from a galaxy far, far away with the rocky terrain and high cliff-like surroundings.

It’s unclear which Star Wars series was being filming on the set, as both the Obi-Wan Kenobi show and Andor: The Death Star are simultaneously in production.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Disney+ for comment. 

In development: Crew were seen preparing the set in the village of Matlock on Thursday as two Star Wars series remain in production (Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor is pictured)

Before…: The quarry, close to the town in Derbyshire, is pictured ahead of the crew’s arrival

Very remote! The vast production saw crew members preparing a small green screen on the quarry close to the village of Matlock, after closing the nearby roads to traffic

Star Wars: Andor will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Captain Andor in a plot that will explore the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire and events leading up to those seen in the 2016 film.

Set five years before the Battle of Yavin, fans will be able to see the Empire in its full glory after being in power for around 14 years following the events of The Revenge Of The Sith.

While plot details have been kept under wraps as is expected of any Star Wars project, it has previously been stated that the show will be an espionage thriller. 

Steer clear! The green screen was situated close to a toxic lagoon, which was recently dyed black to deter locals from swimming in the dangerous water

LucasFilm also confirmed previous reports that Stellan Skarsgård and Kyle Soller had been cast in the show, while they also revealed that Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy would write, direct and act as showrunner for the series.

It was also announced that House Of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, and The Americans writer Stephen Schiff would also be part of the show’s writing team.

In April 2020, Diego spoke in delight about the forthcoming Rogue One prequel show as he took part in a live Q&A with IndieWire via Instagram.

Rumours: It’s unclear which Star Wars series was being filming on the set, as both the Obi-Wan Kenobi show and Andor: The Death Star are simultaneously in production

More to come: Rogue One Star Wars: Andor spinoff is just one series in the works for Disney+ (pictured: Diego Luna in Rogue One)

The star admitted he had to keep a tight lip on plot details, but has found it a ‘nice challenge’ to return to the character given his bleak end in the Star Wars film. 

It has been reported online in recent weeks that iconic Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi will cross paths with Andor during the 12-part series.

Actor Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi Wan-Kenobi in a series focused on the young Jedi Master. There is no release date at this time.

The influx of Star Wars content stems from the success of Disney+’s very first Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, which premiered on the streaming platform last year.

It has been announced that the Star Wars TV show, Andor, will be released on Disney+, likely in 2022, and consist of 12 episodes.

Coming soon: Actor Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi Wan-Kenobi in a series focused on the young Jedi Master. There is no release date at this time 

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