The Witcher Season 2 is scouting Scotland with a new director


In December, Netflix launched the acclaimed first season of The Witcher. A month beforehand, the streaming service announced that production of the second season would begin early in 2020, with a targeted 2021 release. By the time Season 2 was announced, the season’s eight scripts were already written and preparation was well underway. In our first Season 2 location report, we have a new location to share that may well become the setting of some of the upcoming season’s most exciting scenes as well as a very likely new director.

The first new location on The Witcher‘s radar is just off the coast of Scotland. The Isle of Skye has already stunned the fans of Outlander, and now we can confirm that the island was visited by director Stephen Surjik (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Umbrella Academy) with The Witcher‘s scout team as a possible filming location for season two. It seems very likely that Surjik will be one of the Season 2 directors. We have reached out to Netflix for comment.

Besides its generous offering of remarkable vistas, the Isle of Skye benefits from its relatively close proximity to the production headquarters in London. The scouting team has visited the following locations on Skye: Talisker beach, The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Fairy Pools waterfall.

Stephen Surjik with the team on Talisker beach
Another shot of Talisker beach
The team at the Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing. We know that the scouting team was around these parts as well.
Also the Quiraing.
The Fairy Pools
Another shot of The Fairy Pools

Which parts of the continent may these locations represent? Well, we can say they look quite a bit like Sodden Hill as seen in the background of an establishing shot from the Season 1 finale. Perhaps Geralt and Ciri will be looking for Yennefer there?

With The Witcher season two set to enter production on February 17, we’re sure to find out more in the near future (hopefully including some casting news). As always, Redanian Intelligence will keep you up to date on all things Witcher.

3 comments on “The Witcher Season 2 is scouting Scotland with a new director”

  1. sanırım (sword of destiny – short stories: küçük bir özveri) deniz kızı hikayesi orada çekilecek.

  2. And to think that those locations were previously rumored to be scouted by Amazon for Lord of the Ring series until the decision (in my opinion a dumb one) was made to go back to New Zealand heh. Well at least the landscapes may finally be more spectacular in the witcher, I got a strange vibe that in first season they chose poorly their filming locations with some exceptions.

  3. Outlander never used the Isle of Skye, but that hasn’t stopped tourists who’ve come to Scotland for Outlander making a stop off there too. Skye has a huge infrastructure problem already (namely too many visitors, not enough accommodation and a lack of investment in road improvement) so it’ll be interesting to see how this will be received by locals who are already struggling to cope with the influx during high season.

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