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The Witcher Spinoff Taps Shadow and Bone Director, Prepares for Filming

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The Witcher‘s newest spinoff about the infamous Rats has been in development for quite some time and in pre-production since at least last November. Starting now, cast and crew started arriving in Cape Town, South Africa for its imminent filming.

The cast of Rats arrive in Cape Town

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Ben Radcliffe, Christelle Elwin, Fabian McCallum
Aggy K. Adams, Juliette Alexandra, Connor Crawford

The main cast of Netflix’s Rats spinoff is already in Cape Town, South Africa. They are pictured above: Ben Radcliffe (Giselher), Christelle Elwin (Mistle), Fabian McCallum (Kayleigh), Aggy K. Adams (Iskra), Juliette Alexandra (Reef), Connor Crawford (Asse).

Adams shared a group photo of most of them together in South Africa, before filming starts sometime soon.

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As reported earlier, the synopsis for the series is as follows: “Six teenage thieves must rely on their criminal skills as they plan the biggest heist of their careers against the most dangerous crime ring in the kingdom.”

New cast for the spinoff very likely includes Deoudone Van der Merwe (pictured in the group photo above) as well as Warren Masemola and Stevel Marc. Their roles are at the moment unknown.

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Deoudone Van der Merwe, Warren Masemola, Stevel Marc

Shadow and Bone and The Sandman director will work on Rats

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Mairzee Almas on set of Shadow and Bone

We’ve also learned that veteran TV director Mairzee Almas will be working on the Rats spinoff. Her extensive CV includes projects like The Sandman, Shadow and Bone, Smallville, Jessica Jones, Outlander and many more.

There’s still no word on when filming will start on Rats, but it should be soon given all the cast is in Cape Town.

Season 3 of The Witcher is in post-production for a June and July release. The Rats spin-off is currently in pre-production. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.

1 comments on “The Witcher Spinoff Taps Shadow and Bone Director, Prepares for Filming”

  1. The last Netflix adaptation (Resident Evil) which was filmed in South Africa was literally the worse television I had ever seen up to that point, which was suddenly taken over by ‘Blood Origin’. Definitely not a good sign.

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