Filming for the second season of The Witcher is still ongoing within the medieval ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire and thanks to an avid local photographer we have a big late-night surprise!
The following pictures were taken by Peter Lau and show several of the show’s most prominent mages walking alongside each other in their costumes.
UPDATE 03/11/2020: And here are two more photos of the mages from yesterday, also courtesy of Peter Lau on Facebook.
The last photo is especially interesting as it shows Eamon Farren‘s Vicovarian knight Cahir sporting a big bushy beard. Two more details stand out a first glance: Cahir appears to be shirtless underneath his jacket and he’s still wearing the trousers and boots, we came to know as part of season one’s controversial Nilfgaardian armor attire.
From that and the rugged look it’s not a huge stretch to infer that Cahir will probably be taken prisoner in the aftermath of the Battle of Sodden. It is clear now, that we’ll be seeing today’s scenes in an earlier episode than the sequence captured at Fountains Abbey last week, which featured a beardless Cahir, clad in new armor.
Model and actress Zina Wheater was on location as well. She was set to play a character called High Consular. Could she be the woman, whose face we can’t fully see?
These are very interesting pictures and give us a lot more to speculate. What exactly are the mages doing there and what will be Cahir’s part in the gathering? Will they interact with Shaun Dooley’s King Foltest and possibly other monarchs also set to film for The Witcher soon? Who is the new mage that we haven’t identified yet? Leave your theories in the comments below or on our twitter.