MAJOR production facilities are being put in place in Sandbanks for a new Netflix series due to come out next year.

Work has begun on the construction of a large marquee on the southern end of Sandbanks car park, with temporary toilet cubicles and maintenance vans in place.

Although details of the series being shot at Sandbanks are not yet known, it is understood that the work is for a 10-part miniseries for the DC franchise.

A member of the construction staff said: “We are setting up a marquee and other facilities for a new Netflix series coming out next year.

“It is DC related but an older, darker series. They have not done anything like this before.

“It will be a miniseries of about 10 episodes, and we are going to be based here for about a week.”

More details are to be released next week when filming for the Warner Bros series is due to begin.

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Speculation is growing among residents in the area as construction on the large marquee began on Thursday morning.

The owner of CAFF, a café on Bank Road opposite the car park, said: “They haven’t told us much about it.

“All that they have said to us at the moment is that it is something to do with Netflix and that they will be there for around a week.

“They are keeping it all very secretive so it must be quite big.”

A number of DC films are due to come out over the next two years, including The Suicide Squad, featuring Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, in August 2021, Matt Reeves' The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, in March 2022, and Aquaman 2 in December 2022.

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Among the DC superhero TV series to be primarily airing on The CW and Netflix which are currently in development are Peacemaker, Gotham, Green Lantern and Justice League. 

Previous series filmed in the Dorset area include Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a 10-part series from Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television starring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, in April 2017.

That month also saw Avengers and Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell and Matthew MacFadyen, who played Mr. Darcy in Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, filming a scene for the BBC’s new production of the E.M. Forster novel Howards End in Swanage.