The Witcher has its own distinctive style. In this article you will learn where the creators of the series “The Witcher Season 2” filmed.
“The Witcher” is based on the series of short stories and novels of the same name by author Andrzej Sapkowski and is an action-adventure game with dark fantasy.
The story takes place in a world where fantastic races and creatures co-exist with humanity and where there is an elite group of mutant warriors who hunt monsters for money.
The protagonist, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), is one such warrior or sorcerer. At the end of the first season, Geralt meets Cyril “Siri”, Princess of Sintra, whose fate is closely tied to that of Geralt.
In the second season, Geralt takes them back to their homeland, the Witchers’ headquarters in Carr Morane, to bring them back to safety. Meanwhile, new threats are looming on the horizon.
“The Witcher” is an ambitious series, and the production of both the first and second seasons of the series can rival any mainstream fantasy project. Almost every scene is beautiful, complex and expressive.
The Witcher season 2 filming locations
Series creator, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and the rest of the crew and cast shot the second season of “The Witcher” in various locations in England.
The first season was filmed in several European countries, including Hungary, Poland and Spain, and the producers reportedly had plans to film Season 2 in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Scotland.
But then the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc and due to security reasons, the second season was shot entirely in the UK.
Main recording began in February 2020 and ended in early April 2021. Meanwhile, production has been temporarily suspended at least twice, after several cast and crew members, including actor Kristofer Hivju, tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Hisrich, the film was shot for 158 days at 15 different locations with 89 actors and 1,200 crew members, following safety guidelines.
Filming took place in and around Berkshire, West Sussex, Cumbria, Surrey, County Durham and North Yorkshire. Now let’s look at the different places in detail.
The world-renowned Arberfield Studios on Langley Common Road, Barkham, Wokingham RG40 4TS, Berkshire, serves as the home base for the production unit of “The Witcher” Season 2. The outer sets of Carr Moren and several villages were built on the Arberfield site. ,
West Sussex, England
Filming initially began at Coldharbour Wood in Chichester, West Sussex. The art department sets up a quaint elf village in the forest which plays an important role in the story.
Several scenes from season two of “The Witcher” were filmed in the Lake District, Cumbria, including Riddle Cave at Bleu Tarn Valley, Ambleside LA22 9SD, and the caves of Hodge Close Quarry at Hodge Close Cottage, Coniston LA21 8DJ.
Filming also took place at Bourne Wood in Farnham, Surrey. Such projects as “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Wonder Woman” (2017) and “Robin Hood” (2010) were also shot at this famous location. The production unit filmed several scenes relating to Carr Moran at the British Army Training Base, MOD Deepak Surrey. In addition, some scenes were filmed at Frensham Little Pond, Frensham Great Pond and Frensham Ponds.
County Durham, England
The Low Force Waterfall at Teesdale in historic County Durham in north east England was used by the production team as the backdrop for several scenes in the second season of The Witcher.
The rest of the season two scenes were filmed in North Yorkshire. The production team tours the Skipton BD23 4DL, a limestone canyon near Gordell Scar, Malham.
The team filmed several scenes at Plumpton Rocks, an artificial lake, a park with woodland and rock formations located at Plumpton Rocks, Weatherby Road, Harrogate.
The cast and crew spent last week at Fountain Abbey in North Yorkshire, the ruins of a Cistercian monastery, at Fountain, Ripon HG4 3DY.
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