When does work start on season two and when will we get new promotional material from Netflix? With filming wrapped on season one of The Witcher, those are two of the biggest questions looming on our minds. We have some information that might hint at answers to both of those – so read on…
Declan de Barra, who wrote episode four of the first season, posted on Instagram from outside a writers’ room in LA. It was liked by fellow writer Beau DeMayo and showrunner Lauren S Hissrich (pictured top). It seems the team are getting their eyes on what was Bette Davis’s dressing room, and he couldn’t resist a picture.
It lines up with the talk we’ve previously reported on, suggesting that plans for season two were progressing. The trustworthy Recapped revealed rumours that filming for season two was to start next December or January, so the timing is working out. Along with the likes from two fellow writers, it seems likely The Witcher is on the menu at Declan’s location.
Our hopes were raised in a tweet by casting director Sophie Holland a month ago teasing that “all will be revealed”. She’s now confirmed that her team is working on a new project, but which was the Tweet referring to? Only time will tell.
(Time, or her assistant, Faye Timby, who has been a generous source of food. If you’re reading this, Faye…)
Speaking of time, it feels like we’ve been waiting an era for new promotional material from Netflix. We’ve already had official shots from 2020 Netflix releases like Cursed, telling the story of Nimue (cross-over episode incoming, Lady of the Lake fans?), but nothing from The Witcher since the make-up test.
We now know that Hungarian firm PhotoPro Production are working on official material for The Witcher.
To quote their own description: “The company offer castings, professional crews, location scouting, set builders, props, photo equipment rental, creative minds and fixers.
“Recently, PhotoPro produced movie series poster shooting with Hollywood stars for TNT’s Alienist, AMC’s The Terror and Netflix’s The Witcher by servicing exceptional photographers such as Nadav Kander, James Minchin III and Rankin.
We could be getting some sorceresses and a certain Henry Cavill posing for photographs as in the one of Ciaran Hinds below:
Interviews with at least Henry Cavill have already taken place, as we know from journalists posting pictures from a press junket to Origo Studio in April.
Filming on the show itself may be over, but we’re already into season two news, and our eyes are peeled for more info on how Netflix’s teasers and trailers for the show are playing out…