Many visitors to the National Trust site over the past week or so will have noticed filming is taking place at The Edge and walkers are being advised to keep their dogs on leads as it involves prop firearms and controlled explosions.
Lots of readers have contacted alderleyedge.com having been intrigued by the sets for a new sci-fi series which imagines life off earth.
Intergalactic, a Sky original drama, stars: Savannah Steyn (The Tunnel, Wannabe), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sex Education), Natasha O'Keeffe (Peaky Blinders, Misfits), Thomas Turgoose (This is England) and Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty).
Written by award-winning showrunner Julie Gearey (Prisoners' Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Intergalactic is the story of rookie cop and galactic pilot, Ash (Steyn). On a trajectory to the top, her glittering career is ripped out from under her when she is falsely imprisoned.
The British drama, filmed at the Space Studios in Manchester as well as on location at The Edge and Spain, is set at a time in the future where Earth has drastically changed and the entire population is now governed by a global authority, the Commonworld. A fearless gang of high-security female prisoners hijack their transporter spaceship and set off into the galaxy in pursuit of freedom.
Across their journey through space, this disparate gang of women will fight, fall in love and betray each other.
Cameron Roach Sky's Director of Drama & Sky Studios said "We are delighted to begin our Intergalactic journey with such an incredibly talented cast. We know that with Savannah Steyn, Parminder Nagra, Eleanor Tomlinson and Natasha O'Keefe at the helm, Julie Gearey's audacious vision for the show will be brought to life in such an incredible way. We cannot wait to see them in action, in the most unique and phenomenal spaceship. With the backdrop of the galaxy, it really does promise to be a high octane prison drama like no other, that we really are confident our customers will love."
Savannah Steyn said "I'm so excited to be taking on the role of Ash Harper, it's an honour and an amazing learning experience to be acting alongside such an incredibly talented cast. I'm humbled to be acting under the direction of such a wonderful team and am loving every moment of the experience."
Parminder Nagra said "With such a talented team helming this project, I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Intergalactic and can't wait to bring Arch Marshall Rebecca Harper to life. With the scripts, costumes, production.. the audience are in for a thrilling ride."
Eleanor Tomlinson added "I'm very excited to be jumping years into the future to take on the role of Candy, the drug mule from the planet Skov. Now that's not something you hear every day! I've long been a fan of Thomas Turgoose and not to mention the formidable Kieron Hawkes at the helm of Julie Gearey's scripts. But most importantly, there's not a corset in sight!"
The British drama is produced by Moonage Pictures and Motion Content Group, in association with Tiger Aspect and will be aired on Sky One and NOW TV in 2021.
Credit photo of Savannah Steyn, Parminder Nagra and Eleanor Tomlinson Sky.