Principal photography has wrapped on the second chapter of the Henry Cavill-starring fantasy series. Shot during the pandemic, production was anything but normal, with high precautions undertaken across 15 locations.
“None of us has ever experienced [production on] a television season like this before, I’m sure,” says season 2 showrunner and series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. “We’ve shot for 158 days, with at least one unit, sometimes two, sometimes three, all while decked out in facial shields, and face masks, and goggles, and slathered in hand sanitiser.” You can even see Cavill elbow bumping a crew member.
You can only imagine the logistical hurdles involved on a television production of this size. Hissrich says there were a whopping 89 cast members and over 1,200 different crew members. “We are so proud of everything we accomplished.”
As for what to expect in season 2, the official synopsis offers up a small taste:
Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
No release date has yet been announced. Take a look at the production wrap video below.
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