The world of The Witcher which is called The Continent is heavily inspired by Europe and Andrzej Sapkowski even named a good amount of locations and characters after real European locations such as Montecalvo or Angouleme. For that it was nice to see Netflix to make an effort to film the first season in mainland Europe. Season 2 had such plans as well, but they were never realized because of the pandemic. But that will change once again as The Witcher is preparing its return to Europe for Season 3.
We have learned that Season 3 of The Witcher will film in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
UPDATE: We’ve been informed that the early March start date was outdated information and there’s still no concrete date when cameras will actually roll for The Witcher Season 3. We’ve been told that there’s been a slight 2-3 week delay in plans, but that’s completely normal in this stage of pre-production.
At the moment we don’t know the exact start date, but it could be late March or perhaps April.
All three of the aforementioned countries are new for The Witcher as the production has never been there before. Italy has been a staple in international productions since it hosted such projects as The Godfather, Wonder Woman, The Italian Job, House of Gucci, No Time to Die and countless more. Slovenia has hosted fewer, but also famous projects as Chronicles of Narnia and Jackie Chan’s Armour of God.
Croatia, on the other hand, will be known for many recent fantasy and TV fans as it has been a staple in almost every season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, offering many of its gorgeous locations for King’s Landing and other iconic places.
With so much location filming, we can hope and expect many set photos from locals as well as paparazzis. Hopefully we’ll see some exciting pictures of Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan and perhaps other series regulars!
Are you excited for The Witcher returning to Europe and a potentially fruitful picture season? Let us know and stay tuned for more news!