The third season of The Witcher is in its second month of filming, with director Gandja Monteiro having started her block of episodes earlier this week at Longcross Studios. Monteiro is presumably directing the third and fourth episodes of the Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan starring Netflix hit. Earlier this month Monteiro was also scouting nearby woods with DoP Dale McCready and producer Tomek Baginski.
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The ruins of Shaerrawedd in The Witcher Season 3?
Although we do not know much about the plot of the season yet, we recently came across a video of one of The Witcher sets, which could potentially represent the ruins Shaerrawedd. We can see the ruins themselves as well as a lone statue in the middle. We believe that a good chunk of the recent filming was done here for one of the first two episodes.
Shaerrawedd in the books is an ancient elven palace destroyed by the elves to stop humans from building on its foundations. Geralt and Ciri pass through Shaerrawedd in the Blood of Elves. Since this part of the story wasn’t included in Season 2, we think it may be featured in Season 3 in some form.
Here is the video version of that:
The Emperor returns and more
Apart from Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra on the sets the past couple of weeks were Bart Edwards (Emperor Emhyr and Ciri’s father), Graham McTavish (Dijkstra), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Liz Carr (Fenn), Simon Callow (Codringher), and Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina), among others.
Edwards even shared a picture of Emhyr’s ring on Instagram to mark the return of the Emperor that dances on the barrows of his enemies:
On a lighter note, on Wednesday (yesterday), Henry Cavill got the entire cast and crew wood-fired pizzas much to their delight. It may be to celebrate the successful completion of block 1 filming (with director Stephen Surjik) or just a random gesture because Henry is, after all, Henry. But it was certainly appreciated.
Season 3 of The Witcher is in production until September 2022 for a 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin is in post-production after two weeks of reshoots and is currently eyed for a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation. And, of course, check out the new castings of Margarita Laux-Antille and Keira Metz: