Disney+’s Andor: Where Was the TV Show Filmed?

Based on the classic and popular ‘Star Wars‘ franchise by George Lucas, Disney+’s ‘Andor’ is a sci-fi action series created by Tony Gilroy that serves as the prequel to the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie ‘Rogue One.’ Five years before the movie’s events, it focuses on a thief-turned-rebel spy named Cassian Andor as he becomes a revolutionary and joins the Rebellion. The titular character acknowledges his powers and discovers the difference he can make in an era full of danger and deception.

The narrative moves forward as it depicts the formation of a Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire and how different people and planets get involved. Fans of the franchise and the sci-fi genre will likely get hooked on the series from beginning to end. Furthermore, the action-packed sequences against some interesting backdrops make one curious to know where ‘Andor’ is shot. If you are one such curious soul, you might be interested in what we have to share about the same!

Andor Filming Locations

‘Andor’ is filmed in England and Scotland, specifically in Buckinghamshire, London, Essex, Lancashire, Dorset, Derbyshire, Perthshire, and Argyll and Bute. The original plan was to commence production for the debut season in 2019 and June 2020, but it got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After several months of delay, the principal photography for the inaugural iteration finally began in late November 2020 under strict COVID-19 safety protocols and wrapped up by September 2021.

In an early August 2022 interview with the Empire, creator Tony Gilroy revealed that they got away from the usual Disney+ filming trend for this series. He said, “Yep, we’re old-school. We didn’t use StageCraft at all. It’s a choice that looks set to add even more grit and earthiness to a series all about capturing that texture, set at a time when the Star Wars galaxy is a particularly dark and dangerous place to be.” Now, without further ado, let’s join the Rebellion and look at all the specific locations that appear in the show!

Buckinghamshire, England

‘Andor’ is predominantly lensed in Buckinghamshire, a ceremonial county in South East England, bordering Greater London to the southeast. In particular, the cast and crew set up camp in the Pinewood Studios on Pinewood Road, Slough, in the village of Iver Heath. The studio facility is home to more than 20 stages, 3 TV studios, an expansive exterior tank, an underwater stage, several acres of backlot space, and thousands of square feet of workshop space and production office, making it a suitable filming site for any on-screen project.

Moreover, the team constructs a large village set on the grounds of a former quarry of the village and the civil parish of Little Marlow. The country park, Black Park, in Wexham, also serves as a prominent shooting location for the Disney+ series.

London, England

Several pivotal portions of ‘Andor’ are taped in London, the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Located on the River Thames in southeast England, the Big Smoke has hosted the production of many movies and TV shows over the years, including ‘The Batman,’ ‘Belfast,’ and ‘Industry.’

Other Locations in England

For shooting ‘Andor,’ the cast and crew members set up camp in Coryton Refinery in Corringham, a town and former civil parish in Essex. The promenade and beach area of Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire are transformed into an alien location for the series.

In April and May 2021, the filming unit was spotted recording several pivotal sequences for the debut season in and around Winspit Quarry, located on the cliffs near Worth Matravers in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The Middle Peak Quarry near Wirksworth in Derbyshire is another important taping location for the prequel series.

Scotland, United Kingdom

A few additional portions for ‘Andor’ are lensed in Glen Tilt, located in the extreme north of the historic county of Perthshire in Scotland. For the debut season of ‘Andor,’ many sets were constructed around the Cruachan Dam, and shooting also took place in its tunnels. Located in Argyll and Bute, the Cruachan Dam, or the Cruachan Power Station, is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station established on October 15, 1965.

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