Netflix’s The Witcher has recently resumed filming after a brief COVID-induced break. The cast and crew are now shooting in the series’ production headquarters, Arborfield Studios, more specifically in the sets that make up the ruined fortress of Kaer Morhen.
We already knew the scenes set in Kaer Morhen will involve Henry Cavill’s Geralt, Freya Allan’s Ciri, and a series of new characters that season two will introduce: Kim Bodnia’s Vesemir, Yasen Atour’s Coën, Paul Bullion’s Lambert, and Basil Eidenbenz’s Eskel.
Now we know of another cast member who’s joined them, as her character does in the books: Anna Shaffer’s Triss Merigold, who was notably absent from the Fountains Abbey shoot that featured many mages and sorceresses. As you may notice her hair is back in “Triss-mode”.
Fans of the sorceress were curious about her absence in a recent leak from the set, where most of the show’s mages and sorceresses were captured on camera, and now we know where Triss was: in Kaer Morhen. This should come as no surprise for readers of Blood of Elves, as Triss spends a winter with Geralt, Ciri, and the witchers in the novels as well.
Speaking of the witchers, Paul Bullion (Lambert) is back on set as well.
In the books, Geralt invites Triss to Kaer Morhen for two reasons. Firstly, Ciri’s powers prove as dangerous as they are mysterious, and he hopes the sorceress could help Ciri control them. More importantly, however, is that the witchers don’t really understand the needs of a teenage girl. One of the more memorable scenes from Triss’s time in Kaer Morhen in the novels has her recounting the tragic events of the Battle of Sodden Hill, and we hope to see her monologue in the show as well.
We’re excited to see Triss’s visit to Kaer Morhen, but Yennefer might not like it. Hopefully she forgives her dear friend Geralt when they reunite in season two.
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