The cast and crew of Netflix’s The Witcher are hard at work at Arborfield Studios, UK, preparing to resume filming in two weeks. Last time we reported that Henry Cavill and Freya Allan had returned to the studio.
This time showrunner Lauren Hissrich and Season 2 newcomers Mecia Simson (Francesca Findabair). Paul Bullion (Lambert) is back to sword training as well. We don’t know who else from the cast is back at the moment.
Apart from them, almost all crew are back at work, including director Sarah O’Gorman, who, it appears is only starting her work on The Witcher, not having had the chance to do so before the lockdown. Sarah will direct episodes 3 and 4 for the second season. To view her most recent work check out Cursed and the latest season of The Last Kingdom.
Other than her, Stephen Surjik is back as well, who was well into his sixth week of filming back when the lockdown happened.
Concerning the Coronavirus precautions on set, we’re hearing that everyone will be tested at least twice a week, maybe more.
Next up we have two new cast members. First is Tim Samuels, who will play a character named Elad. Tim is fairly tall (180cm) and Elad sounds a bit elven, so we’re assuming he could be an elf.
The second new addition for today is Anglo-Polish actress Ania Marson who is a film and TV veteran with nearly six decades of acting behind her. We don’t know which character she plays in The Witcher, but age-wise she matches the description of Ithlinne or the mysterious Voleth Meir, to name a few.
The second season of The Witcher is expected to film until February 2021 with a release date later that year.