Netflix’s The Witcher Has Wrapped Filming on Its First Season
The series’ showrunner posts a shout-out to the writers, cast, and crew who have worked hard to bring the Continent to life.
By Chris Morse
Season 1 of Netflix’s The Witcher is officially a wrap, according to a social media post by showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich. As she frequently does, the writer and executive producer took to Twitter to share the latest update on the series, which is that filming is now complete on its eight-episode debut season.
Although Netflix has not officially announced a second season, the expectation is that it will get one as Hissrich ends her post with a vague reference to what comes next. Post-production? Working on a trailer? Writing a second season? All of the above?! We will have to wait and see on that Season 2 bit, but you can check out her tweet update below and read on for what we know about the series so far.
That’s a wrap on season one! I have enough gray hair to play Geralt now, but it’s been the best year of my life. So grateful to the writers, the cast, and the exceptional crew who worked their asses off to make the Continent come to life. Now, onto... pic.twitter.com/BBuPYco1ER— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) May 30, 2019
In The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Henry Cavill will play the starring role of Geralt of Rivia while the cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as the druid Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri.
In addition, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) will star as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter series) as Triss.
Additional casting includes Rebecca Benson as Marilka, Shane Attwooll as Nohorn, Luke Neal as Vyr, Matthew Neal as Nimir, Tobi Bamtefa as Danek, Sonny Serkis as Martin, Roderick Hill as Fletcher, Inge Beckmann as Aridea, Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania, Natasha Culzac as Toruviel, Amit Shah as Torque, and Tom Canton as Filavandrel.
With filming on its eight-episode debut season just completed, The Witcher will make its premiere on Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2019. Stay tuned for all of the latest here on Dead Entertainment.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up July 10: Halloween, Candyman, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Plus, The Forever Purge heads to next year, Leigh Whannell enters talks to helm Wolfman, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 debuts, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up July 3: Candyman, Fallout, Into the Dark
Plus, upcoming additions to Resident Evil Resistance, a premiere date for HBO's Lovecraft Country, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up June 20: Candyman, The Walking Dead, Creepshow
Plus, Clive Barker sets his sights on the Hellraiser film rights, The Evil Dead heads to the drive-in, preview The Twilight Zone Season 2, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up June 6: Creepshow, The Last of Us, Lovecraft Country
Plus, catch up on the latest trailer drops and find out which films will soon be coming to Shudder.