The Witcher prequel updates: first director wraps Iceland, more cast arrive on set, and more

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Filming of The Witcher prequel starring Michelle Yeoh (Scian), Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), and Sophia Brown (Eile) started end of July in South Iceland. The prequel series set 1200 years before the events of the main series 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.

First leg of the Iceland filming done

Director Vicky Jewson wrapped her part of the Iceland shoot last Friday, after an epic two weeks filming in some of the most beautiful locations in the highlands, and the South of Iceland, as the Blood Origin team made their way from the west coast to the east coast of the island nation.

Filming in various locations

Among the many locations where filming presumably took place is Landmannalaugar in the highlands known for its lava field, and thermal hot springs, Haukadalur, Sólheimasandur black beach known for its black lava sand, Selfoss (one of the famous waterfalls of Iceland), Reynisfjara beach known for its unique rock formations, and Hafursey, an inselberg in South Iceland.

There are no paparazzi photos like they used to be in the UK, but here’s a selection of pictures from the cast themselves (Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh and Tut Nyuot) from various Icelandic locations, and some of them might be even close to where they filmed:

More cast members join the team in Iceland

As the second leg approaches, Ozioma Whenu (Eile’s sister Niamh) and Nathaniel Curtis joined the team earlier this week in Iceland. They will presumably be filming in the Viking Village that’s up next.

The Blood Origin team prepare to film in the Viking village set in Vestrahorn

Filming this week will take place the Viking village set near Vestrahorn, where the crew has set up a fishing village, as we reported earlier with photos of the set. Click above to view a stunning gallery of the props they set up.

We hope to see more pictures of the set in the coming days. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence for more Blood Origin updates.

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