Toss a coin to your Witcher because the first images of The Witcher Season 2 appear to have made their way online. Henry Cavill is putting on his best blonde wig to once again play Geralt of Rivia and tackle the monster-filled world of Netflix’s fantasy epic.
While filming was rumoured to start later this month, Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence reports things are already getting underway. Even though we’re currently taking this one with a pinch of salt until there’s the official nod, there’s been talk of costume fittings for extras — with a sneak peek at a Nilfgaardian soldier.
The Witcher was due to start rolling its cameras on February 17, but by the looks of it, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is once again getting ahead of the game. Interestingly, it’s the same as when Season 1 starting filming a few days early.
Filming is expected to begin in England, then move to Scotland and countries in Eastern Europe over the next few months. Cavill is obviously back as Geralt and will once again be joined by Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra in their respective roles of Ciri and Yennefer.
Elsewhere Season 2 is adding a new character for a multi-episode arc. Carmel Laniado, who stars in the new Robert Downey Jr. film Dolittle, has been confirmed to star in the show. The character of Violet is described as: “[She is a] young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”