The Witcher series is coming back next year with its third season. Since the release of the first eight-episode-long season of the series, the show has been commended for its strong characters and grand, picturesque screenplay and cinematography. The series is a fantasy drama series primarily based on the works of Andrzej Sapkowski, a Polish author.
The first season of the series premiered on Netflix in December 2019, which was followed by a second season in December 2021. The third season of the highly acclaimed series is expected to be released by mid-2023. Henry Cavill plays the role of Geralt of Rivia, the central character of the show. The coming will be his last portrayal of the character as Liam Hemsworth will be playing a part in the fourth season of The Witcher.
The cinematography of the series is spot on and takes you to the world of The Witcher from the beautiful shots and sequences featured in the show. The brilliance of the sequences makes the viewers of the show wonder about the filming locations of the show. To help all the viewers of the show, here’s a detailed season-wise description of the filming locations of the show.
The Witcher’s Main Plot
Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, is a powerful monster hunter who is also known as the “Witcher,” suggesting the title of the series. He meets Ciri, the crown princess of Cintra, to become her protector. Throughout the series, we see Geralt protecting Ciri from evil forces. He always fights against the dark forces to prevent the decline of their land through the use of powerful dark magic.
The plot of the series is based on a medieval fantasy land known as the Continent. The show starts from the development of the main characters separating at the start to finally meeting in the later episodes.
The Witcher Season 1 Filming Locations
The pre-production of the series took a long period as initially, the creators wanted to make a standalone movie based on The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. But the plan of condensing the eight-novel-long book into a single movie was soon declined, and it was decided that the source material could be used to produce a long-running series instead.
And thus, the decision to make a series out of the book series got finalized in May 2017. The filming of the first season started in late 2018. To meet the needs of the source material, the show was shot mostly in beautiful European landscapes of Hungary and Austria. Studios like the Mafilm Studios and Origo Studios were used by the production team for assistance.
Many real-life landmarks of Hungary, like the Fort Monostor, Csákberény village, and the Skanzen Village, were featured in the first season of the show.
Besides Hungary, some of the sequences were also shot in countries like Austria and Poland. Burg Kreuzenstein and a castle near Leobendorf of Austria, and the ruins of an old fort in Poland were chosen as locations of some important sequences of the show.
Several sequences were also shot in several landmarks of the Canary Islands. Famous landmarks like the Gran Canaria, La Palma, and La Gomera were used to shoot several sequences featured in the show.
The Witcher Season 2 Filming Locations
The production and filming of the second season took off in the early months of 2020. The pandemic affected the filming of the show as there were travel restrictions everywhere during 2020. So, the majority of the sequences of the second season were shot in and around the United Kingdom.
Real-life locations include several places in Yorkshire, like the lake district, Yorkshire Dales, Plumpton Rocks, Fountains Abbey, and Frensham Ponds.
The Witcher Season 3 Filming Locations
The filming of the third season of The Witcher started in April 2022. For the filming of the final season with Henry Cavill playing Geralt, the crew picked several real-life filming locations across different countries.
The filming locations include several landmarks in countries like Slovenia, Croatia, Wales, Morocco, and the United Kingdom. In Slovenia, Predjama castle was used for shooting, and the Guildford Cathedral in the UK has also been used for shooting some important sequences.
Fans across the globe are eagerly waiting to watch the third season of the much-anticipated show scheduled to release by next year. As this season will be Henry Cavill’s final portrayal of the central character of the show, fans will be at their edge to watch him play the role of the powerful monster hunter for the last time.