The new season of Netflix’s The Witcher has been in production for about six weeks now and for most of that time Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan have been tirelessly working on their new scenes. With more weeks and months of filming to come, we have a few new updates from the production of The Witcher Season 3.
The Witcher Season 3 Production Logo and Codename
On May 16, 2022 Royce Pierreson revealed on his Instagram that he’s back in the studio to film more scenes as the mage Istredd. Along with his trailer door shot, the production codename and logo were visible. Those aren’t really “official” things meant for us fans, but rather ways for people within the TV and Film industry to reference the production for business and secrecy reasons.
And here’s a better look at the Season 3 production logo:
And the codename for The Witcher Season 3 is ‘Everyone’s Enemy‘ or EE in short for road signs and such. A lot of times the codenames have almost nothing to do with the story or are some very obscure inside jokes that reference something only the producers would understand. With The Witcher, it’s been a bit more straightforward so far.
The production codenames for the first two seasons have been White Wolf (WW) and Mysterious Monsters (MM). ‘MM’ is obviously ‘WW’ flipped upside down, and now ‘EE’ is ‘MM’ turned counter-clockwise.
White Wolf doesn’t need any explanation, naturally. Mysterious Monsters though, do also relate to Season 2 as part of the plot are new mysterious monsters that are after Ciri. The writers even snuck a little MM reference in the Season 2 dialogue, spoken by Istredd himself.
In that fashion, EE too is not hard to speculate about since the Season 2 finale makes a clear point that almost every faction of the continent is after Ciri, which makes her protectors as well as herself everyone’s enemy.
Take a look at the three production logos of The Witcher so far:
More Studio Shoots and Location Scouts
As we mentioned earlier, our main three leads are hard at work at Longcross Studios. Joining them as far as we know during the past three weeks were Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina), Wilson Mbomio (Dara), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), Aisha Fabienne Ross (Lydia), Tom Canton (Filavandrel), Mecia Simson (Francesca), Kaine Zajaz (Gage), Robbie Amell (Gallatin) and Ed Birch (King Vizimir). There are likely many more who are at work in the studio shooting different scenes, but these are the ones we know of in the last few weeks.
Out of them, Therica and Kaine shared behind-the-scenes photos on their social media:
In other news, director Gandja Monteiro continues scouting west of London with her DoP Dale McCready as well as executive producer Tomek Baginski. A few weeks ago Monteiro and McCready were scouting a number of locations in South Wales. It’s still unclear when will production move to Wales, but it shouldn’t be too long.
UPDATE: After some scouting, Gandja Monteiro has finally started her block of episodes. She is presumably directing episodes 3 and 4 of The Witcher Season 3.
Season 3 of The Witcher is in production until September 2022 for a 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin is in post-production after two weeks of reshoots and is currently eyed for a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.