On March 31, 2021 Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher wrapped production. Exactly one year later, today, on March 31, 2022, cameras started rolling for The Witcher Season 3 with Henry Cavill and Freya Allan. Filming is currently planned to wrap in September 2022.
Earlier this week we reported that stars of the show, Henry Cavill and Freya Allan arrived to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia to prepare for production. Thanks to our Slovenian readers Manca, Lakhitia, Bullguard, deezphatbidge and Fearless Yautja we know the approximate schedule for this and next week’s filming.
On a side note, another male cast member was apparently spotted, but couldn’t be identified as he was wearing a mask and hid his face so he wouldn’t be recognized. Do we know a secretive male cast member of The Witcher? As to who else is filming, we haven’t heard anything concrete.
Filming begins in Laghi di Fusine, Italy
After some confusion, it has been cleared that filming for The Witcher Season 3 will indeed begin in Italy. More precisely at the pair of gorgeous lakes very close to the Slovenian border called Laghi di Fusine. It appears that there won’t be any filming at Kranjska Gora as it only serves as a mini-hub for The Witcher crew and the accommodation for the horses.
Filming at the lakes will presumably take one or two days, after which, during the weekend cast and crew will pack up and move south. Our reader Manca confirmed upon visiting that there’s plenty of activity there today on March 31 as well as a lot of snow.
UPDATE 01/04/2022: Filming continued at Laghi di Fusine on the next day. We heard a yet unconfirmed piece of info that the director of the scene was Stephen Surjik, who directed two episodes in the last season.
Moreover, we can surmise that the scene was relatively small as locals spotted only two horse trucks from Team Juhasz leaving the location. One horse named Hector for Henry Cavill, and one horse named Apollo presumably for Freya Allan.
Producer Steve Gaub also checks in from today’s location:
Filming to continue at the Predjama Castle
Cameras for Season 3 will reportedly resume rolling on April 4 and 5 at the Predjama Castle. We haven’t heard whether filming will be in the interior or the exterior or at the caves there. Nevertheless, the scouting team certainly have a great eye for beautiful locations.
Further filming at Nanos plateau
After the Predjama Castle, filming is planned to move to the Nanos peak, not too far from the castle. In fact, producer Steve Gaub shared a picture from Nanos peak. Gaub was recently very busy doing some final scouting and recce in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.
So far the European schedule for The Witcher Season 3 looks like this.
- March 31 and April 1: Filming begins at Laghi di Fusine, Italy
- April 2, 3: Transportation/weekend break
- April 5: Filming at the Predjama Castle
- Same week: Filming at the Nanos plateau (could be April 4 or after April 6)
- Later: Croatia (somewhere around Pula and Krk Island)
Are you excited for The Witcher‘s 2022 European Tour? Do you intent to visit any of the aforementioned locations to see what they’re up to? Let us know in our Discord server!