Only a week remains until Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher enters production and we’re all excited to see what news will follow. Until then, we have some bits and pieces from the last few days (not counting Henry Cavill’s cardio Instagram stories).
Firstly, we have Freya Allan training with a sword at Arborfield Studios. It is not the sword Ciri will have, it’s just a training sword. Regardless, training is required since starting from Season 2, Ciri’s role is about to become quite physical. Very physical at times.
Speaking of the cast, Jeremy Crawford (Yarpen Zigrin) has also been training and getting in shape lately. We’re very excited for that caravan escort episode somewhere in the back half of Season 2.
We’re not forgetting Geralt, of course. Or his wig at least. Jacqueline Rathore, Henry Cavill‘s hair dresser is is teasing the start of her work on Season 2 with her new wig stand. Let’s hope that it will be the Blaviken wig or better so we can all forget about those imperfect earlier versions.
Also speaking of the cast, Lars Mikkelsen has been growing his beard back. Our quick beardwatch suggests that he shaved it shortly after wrapping on Season 1 and kept himself clean shaven until now. It’s a very strong possibility that Stregobor will come back in the new season.
In any case, things are starting to come together. It seems there was a table read of the script at the Witcher HQ last week. Unfortunately, we can’t see the actor’s names. There was a similar production meeting that Lauren Hissrich has shared on her Instagram.
Lastly, we have a rather curious addition to the crew. Lizzy Talbot has been tapped as the intimacy coordinator for the show. For those of you who don’t know, an intimacy coordinator is a rather recently invented position for film and TV and their duties involve ensuring the well-being and consent of actors performing in intimate scenes as well as making sure the intimate scenes are filmed according to a previously agreed choreography. What this informs us about the story is that yes, there will be intimate scenes in Season 2.
The Witcher returns in 2021. With production starting next week, we’ll be delivering the latest news on the production process.