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New pictures from The Witcher set: Close-ups of the Nilfgaardian armor, Francesca’s dress and more

Netflix is currently filming a big scene for the second season of The Witcher at Fountains Abbey in Northern UK. Earlier today, we were lucky enough to get you a first look at the revised Nilfgaardian armor as well as new cast member Mecia Simson (Francesca Findabair) in full costume. Now, we have a whole barrage of new photos from the set at Fountains Abbey.

Take a look at these really fresh images, all courtesy of photographer photographer Terry Blackburn and The Daily Mail.

The common Nilfgaardian armor variant, notice the fearsome visors
A closeup of Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair
Cahir and Francesca Findabair, whose dress is adorned with peacock feathers

For a selection of more images from The Daily Mail, take a look at the gallery below, featuring Mecia Simson (Francesca), Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla) and Eamon Farren (Cahir). Do check out their article for even more photos from the set.

The scenes were filmed in the Studley Royal Water Garden, adjacent to Fountains Abbey where the team set up a Nilfgaardian camp yesterday. The large set apparently attracted many onlookers, some of whom were able to get us a great view at the overall setup.

Tim Yarborough shared these interesting photos on Facebook, showing what looks like a large gathering of Nilfgaardians and elves in the making.

We’ve also been hearing that the Witcher team are now preparing for another shoot, this time within the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Several onlookers reported that filming will take place there sometime next week.

Katie Sharpe brought us this fantastic photo of what are probably elven banners, judging from the intricate star-like muster and the earthy colors.

Also interesting is this setup of braziers captured by James M Howard on Facebook. Could it be used for some kind of ritual?

Below we’ve gathered even more Witcher goodness shared by onlookers today. Credits go to Katie Sharpe and Leah Taylor


This has been an exciting day for witcher fans and it looks like the crew isn’t done filming at Fountains Abbey. Tell us what you think of the new developments in the comments or on twitter and as always stay tuned!