With filming resumed within the manufacturing headquarters at Arborfield Studios, Henry Cavill has joined Freya Allan and several other new forged members on the set of The Witcher season 2. In the meantime, casting has begun for the prequel collection now in improvement at Netflix, with Sport of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa as the principle candidate for the collection lead: the primary witcher ever created. Learn on for a recap of the month’s biggest Witcher information up to now.
- Netflix eyes Jason Momoa for the lead position of The Witcher prequel and Momoa seems to have an interest
- Henry Cavill and Freya Allan movie scenes at Kaer Morhen with new forged members
- The Witcher supporting forged rejoice their return to the set
- A stunning forged member returns to The Witcher in season two
- Spoiler report from the filming at Kaer Morhen
Netflix eyes Jason Momoa for the lead position of The Witcher prequel and Momoa seems to have an interest
When the hearsay was first shared by We Got This Covered, followers had been sceptical about Jason Momoa’s involvement with the present. Because it stands, Momoa’s schedule is relatively full, with him already signed for the upcoming Aquaman sequel and different tv exhibits resembling Amazon’s See. Nonetheless, when Momoa’s identify was hooked up to the manufacturing by insider Daniel Richtman and notable business supply Production Weekly, it was clear that Netflix is certainly hoping to pursue Momoa for the position.
The position Netflix hopes to provide to Momoa is that of the very first witcher ever created, which is the lead position within the upcoming spinoff titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. When the prequel was first introduced, Netflix described it as follows: “Set in an elven world — 1200 years earlier than the world of The Witcher — Blood Origin will inform a narrative misplaced to time and the occasions that result in the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres when the worlds of monsters, males, and elves merged to change into one.”
Although the Conjunction itself occurred some 1200 years earlier than the occasions of The Witcher, the creation of the primary witcher solely occurred 300 years previous to the present’s first season (based on Netflix’s official timeline). This raises the query of how Momoa’s position will play into the story, and whether or not the restricted collection (set to final six episodes) will play with timelines in a similar way to The Witcher’s first season.
We all know Netflix is considering Momoa, however what about Momoa himself? Shortly after the rumor was confirmed, Momoa shared the favored piece of fan artwork seen above (created by Instagram’s @SPDRMNKYXXIII) depicting Moma as a witcher beside Henry Cavill’s Geralt. It seems, then, that Momoa is amused by the thought. That being mentioned, his schedule stays relatively full, so it’s nonetheless tough to determine the chances of Momoa getting the position. With luck, he could possibly be introduced formally within the coming weeks, however it’s simply as seemingly that the deal is not going to fall via.
Henry Cavill and Freya Allan movie scenes at Kaer Morhen with new forged members
With filming resumed in August, the forged and crew behind The Witcher season two are laborious at work on the present’s first and second episodes below Umbrella Academy director Stephen Surjik. Within the first two weeks of August, filming had taken to the Witcher headquarters in Arborfield Studios, the place Geralt (Henry Cavill) invited Ciri (Freya Allan) to the witcher fortress of Kaer Morhen.
Having undergone his coaching at Kaer Morhen, in addition to the chemical transformation of the Trial of the Grasses, Geralt takes Ciri there to guard her from those that search to seek out her and make use of her powers. There, Ciri will meet a lot of Geralt’s outdated associates, together with his mentor and father determine Vesemir (performed by Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia). Followers of the online game trilogy will acknowledge two extra of those witchers – Eskel (Thue Rasmussen) and Lambert (Paul Bullion) – however readers of Andrzej Sapkowski’s saga will likely be extra excited with the casting of the witcher Coën (Yasen Atour). All had been current for filming all through the primary two weeks of August, and so they had been joined by numerous new faces neither ebook readers nor players will acknowledge.
For those who want to watch season two with no prior information of its plot, it’s greatest to skip our spoiler report (on the backside of this text). For those who’re desirous to be taught extra particulars in regards to the present and the modifications we will anticipate from the supply materials in season two, be certain that to not miss it.
The Witcher supporting forged rejoice their return to the set
Other than Ciri and the witchers of Kaer Morhen, a number of different forged members coming back from season one have taken to social media to rejoice their return to the set.
The primary is Royce Pierreson, who performs the sorcerer Istredd within the present. Viewers will bear in mind Istredd as Yennefer’s old flame curiosity, whom she met whereas finding out on the Aretuza college of sorceresses. Readers of the novels will know that Istredd appeared in an vital quick story, A Shard of Ice, which has not but been tailored within the present. Whether or not season two will delve into that quick story or exchange it with unique materials stays to be seen.
In addition to Pierreson, one other magical character is about to return: the attractive sorceress Sabrina Glevissig. Certainly one of Yennefer’s classmates, Sabrina was final seen preventing in season one’s climactic Battle of Sodden, the place she was severely wounded. It’s seemingly that Sabrina will as soon as once more be concerned in Yennefer’s storyline, as they face the implications of the battle.
It’s not simply mages that can make a return for the second season, however elves as nicely. Tom Canton, who performs the one-time elven king Filavandrel, has as soon as once more returned to the set. This could come as no shock, as Filavandrel was noticed when pictures leaked from the set of season two again earlier than manufacturing was halted for COVID issues.
You soiled people make an Elf work up a sweat…
However, vermin dh’oine… it is so good to be again….
— Tom Canton (@Tom_Canton) September 11, 2020
Becoming a member of Canton is one other acquainted elf, Dara. Performed by Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Dara was an unique character created particularly for the present. In season one, Dara travelled with Ciri as she escaped the Nilfgaardian military and the knight Cahir (Eamon Farren). After an emotional separation, Dara and Ciri parted methods. How the character will determine into season two is anybody’s guess – however it’s doable he’ll be a part of the elven military of the Scoia’tael, as they are going to be launched within the coming season.
A stunning forged member returns to The Witcher in season two
In addition to the aforementioned characters, one returning forged member comes as a specific shock. The character named Danica, performed by Imogen Daines, was launched in season one’s third episode, when she supplied her providers to Henry Cavill’s Geralt in a brothel. In season one, Danica portrayed a intercourse employee, however the occasions coated in that episode occurred some twenty years earlier than the start of season two (owing to the present’s perplexing timelines).
Whether or not Danica will seem in some kind of flashback or be considerably older than we final noticed her stays to be seen, as is her precise position within the present. One risk speculated on by Redanian Intelligence is that the character will share a scene with one other intercourse employee who will likely be launched in season two based on a leaked casting sheet. Codenamed “Anna”, this character was described as “a fierce intercourse employee who joins a bunch of troopers that she isn’t afraid to boss round”.
Daines is about to look in an episode directed by Stephen Surjik, who’s in control of episodes one and two.
Spoiler report from the filming at Kaer Morhen
All through the primary two weeks of September, filming passed off on the units that make up Kaer Morhen inside Arborfield Studios. In addition to the characters talked about above (Ciri and the witchers), a number of new forged members have participated within the filming of what seems to be an unique sequence of occasions not taken from Sapkowski’s novels. As soon as once more, be warned that the main points under could spoil scenes from season two. Learn on at your personal discretion.
Season two will introduce a number of new witchers, with a number of stuntmen and a few actors of various racial backgrounds becoming a member of Geralt and his outdated associates. It seems that these new witchers have participated in a complex fight sequence filmed over the past two weeks. What may they be preventing? Hypothesis has advised that they could possibly be preventing one another, a monster (such because the beforehand confirmed Leshy), or some exterior power of people. Some followers have speculated that these occasions belong to a flashback sequence depicting the autumn of Kaer Morhen, although that may not clarify Ciri’s presence on set.
Various actresses additionally joined the cast for the filming at Kaer Morhen. This comes as a shock for 2 causes: there are not any feminine witchers, and solely witchers are alleged to know Kaer Morhen’s location. Amongst these actresses, there are a notable variety of fashions.
Redanian Intelligence speculates that one in every of these new actresses could possibly be the aforementioned character “Anna”, described as “a fierce intercourse employee who joins a bunch of troopers that she isn’t afraid to boss round”. If that is so, the troopers talked about within the casting sheet would really be witchers. Different followers guessed that these actresses will painting sorceresses who come to Kaer Morhen. Naturally, we’ll have to attend for season two to seek out out extra.
Season two of The Witcher is about to finish filming in February of 2021, with a possible release in August (although this has not been confirmed by Netflix). As soon as the filming of season two is accomplished, manufacturing will start on the prequel Blood Origin (with or with out Jason Momoa). In the meantime, the animated spinoff movie Nightmare of the Wolf is at present within the works and can seemingly launch nearer to season two.
Keep tuned with Redanian Intelligence and What’s on Netflix for all the newest Witcher information.