The much-awaited Witcher prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin started filming on Thursday in Iceland. The prequel starring Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, and Sophia Brown is set 1200 years before the events of the main series and will explore the story behind two of the most important events in Witcher lore: The Conjunction of the Spheres, which merged the worlds of monsters, elves, and humans into one, and the creation of the first witcher.
Showrunner Declan de Barra announced the production start in a nostalgic tweet:
And now it begins..
Filming began on Thursday in South Iceland. One of the locations was Nauthúsagil, famous for the waterfall and the ravine. Nearby is also the more famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, another scenic waterfall. Here’s a few pictures of the location courtesy of WorldCrissCrossing:
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier and the lava fields covered with spongy moss are some of the other scenic spots nearby. Showrunner Declan de Barra had posted photos from these places while scouting locations in Iceland
The cast and crew arrived at Iceland a week back and completed the mandatory covid quarantine. Showrunner Declan de Barra and lead stars Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), Michelle Yeoh (Scian), and Sophia Brown (Eile) posted from Iceland on Instagram.
Filming of The Witcher: Blood Origin is expected to continue until November and the series will likely release in 2022. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence for more Blood Origin news.