Filming of Henry Cavill’s fantasy series, The Witcher, has taken place in the hills, forests, and ponds of Surrey over the past week. Thanks to some onlookers and photographers, we got to enjoy pictures of Geralt riding a new horse during filming and a dramatic scene involving Yennefer and Ciri which may belong to the second season’s final episode. Today, we have details of a new scene filmed at Bourne Woods on Friday, once again featuring Cavill’s Geralt.
Update: Director Stephen Surjik posts from Bourne Wood and new pictures of the wintery set
The last we heard of Umbrella Academy director Stephen Surjik, who will helm the first two episodes of The Witcher‘s second season, he had celebrated the completion of his episodes. It appears, however, that Surjik wasn’t completely finished with his work on The Witcher, as he was the director behind the cameras at Bourne Woods this Friday. In the above post, Surjik seems to be celebrating with the crew on location.
Surjik has already filmed scenes for the first two episodes of the season at Bourne Woods back in February (one of which involved the aftermath of the Battle of Sodden and another involving Geralt), so his return to this exact location may indicate some reshoots are in order. It’s also possible he has been given another episode to direct following director Geeta Patel’s exit from episodes six and seven (we know she was replaced by Louise Hooper for at least one of her episodes).
With filming on pause throughout the weekend, onlookers were able to grab pictures of the location. The above images come courtesy of Amanda Jennifer Baron and Rosie Gunn on Instagram. Read the original article for details of the scene filmed (spoilers included).
Original Article: Henry Cavill’s Geralt seen at Bourne Woods
The tip comes from our reader Harry, who was lucky enough to see Henry Cavill in costume. According to Harry and other onlookers who passed by the set, an entire section of the forest was decorated with fake snow and smoke effects. If you wish to avoid SPOILERS for the second season, avoid the next few paragraphs.
According to Harry, filming took place on the forest floor, where Geralt was apparently being held captive and tied to a tree. Though our source has not seen other actors on location, it’s likely that Geralt’s captors (whoever they may be) were also there for this shoot. Our source also believes that the original Roach, the brown horse Zeus, was on location, indicating that this scene will happen before Geralt gets a new horse.
Netflix have tightened up security in light of the week’s leaks and pictures, so the local onlookers were not able to grab pictures of the set. They do insist, however, that the crew has done an amazing job with the fake snow and we’ll have to take their word for it.
This has been an interesting week for Witcher news. We don’t know yet if location filming will continue into next week or if the cast and crew will return to Arborfield Studios, where filming is held in utmost secrecy. In case you’ve missed yesterday’s news, we have found the actress who will portray the badass Queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia.
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