The Witcher season two has been recorded in Yorkshire for as long as about fourteen days, with Henry Cavill and the team presently situated in Harrogate. The recording was taken to Plumpton Rocks not long ago and, most as of late, to the Studley Royal Water Gardens at Fountains Abbey. The Witcher team isn’t exactly finished with this area, as the remnants will be returned one week from now for additional recording.
Elsewhere in the world, the recording has now migrated to a close-by backwoods, and one of the arrangement’s key cast individuals has been spotted on set: Zeus, also called Roach.
Roach returns to the Witcher set
Indeed, Roach has been seen in the Harrogate territory not long ago, and it appears to be the pony has been shooting with his on-screen accomplice Henry Cavill (Geralt) consistently. At whatever point Cavill is included, shooting is treated with the most extreme mystery, however, one fortunate spectator had the option to get a photograph of Roach not long before recording started.
The present located in the woodland matches showrunner Lauren Hissrich’s latest picture from the set. Past Roach’s essence (which shows Geralt’s too), nothing is thought about the scene recorded in the timberland as of now. Luckily, we have more data on the following week’s shooting at Fountains Abbey.
References in Books and games
Previously, we’ve speculated that the ruins of Fountains Abbey could stand for the witcher fortress of Kaer Morhen, where Geralt and Ciri will stay for the earlier half of season two, but the presence of these elven extras refutes that theory. Given what we know, the strongest possibility is that the ruins will become Shaerrawedd, an abandoned elven palace featured in one of the novel Blood of Elves’ most moving scenes. Readers will remember that a scene involving a large number of people (and elves) takes place near Shaerrawedd.
The next paragraph contains mild spoilers for the novels’ Shaerrawedd sequence, so proceed with caution if you have not read the books.
In Blood of Elves, one character involved in this sequence is the dwarven warrior Yarpen Zigrin, played in the show by Jeremy Crawford. Crawford’s return to season two has already been confirmed and the actor has teased his return to the set with several social media posts. Other actors expected on location near Fountains Abbey (if it is indeed Shaerrawedd) include stars Henry Cavill and Freya Allan (Geralt and Ciri) as well as Anna Schaffer (Triss). We’ll have to wait and see if these actors show up at Fountains Abbey next week.
Naturally, we can’t say with absolute certainty which scenes will be filmed in and around Fountains Abbey at this stage, but Shaerrawedd or not looks like a safe bet. We hope to learn more next week.
Changing Fountains Abbey into the remains of Shaerrawedd
Subsequent Wednesday’s shoot in the Studley Royal Water Gardens, which provided us our initial glimpse at the fresh Nilfgaardian wrapping almost as three crucial cast people in the ensemble, the group had taken to the convenience demolishes of Fountains Abbey.
There, a progression of banners has been raised close by sculptures, braziers, and shafts. These red-and-yellow banners portray the White Rose of Shaerrawedd, a significant image to the mythical people of the Continent. The White Rose speaks to elven saint Aelirenn who had fallen approximately 200 years before the functions of the show and accordingly deified the mythical beings’ battle for an opportunity in the “Valley of Plenty”, Dol Blathanna.
As indicated by the National Trust site, the recording will proceed in the Abbey all through one week from now (explicitly, Monday through Thursday), however, the site will even now be available to guests. We wish to watch the impression of Mecia Simson who’s elven sorceress Francesca Findabair will exist illustrated in season two, almost as the impression of distinct elven characters. One such character is Wilson Radjou Pultaje’s Dara, who we ratify existed late-onset. Simson’s on-screen sibling Kaine Zajaz (Gage) has not occurred glimpsed on set since he shot at the elven campground in February. Additionally liable to show up is season one’s top dog Filavandrel Tom Canton.
Every indication junctures towards an extensive elven storyline in season two, with the fictitious species resettling the sediments of Shaerrawedd, nonetheless, it is not finally obvious if Henry Cavill (Geralt) and Freya Allan (Ciri) will attend the holidays too. In the novels, the two speeds over a white rose in the traces of Shaerrawedd, where Geralt publishes to Ciri the shocking story of the imaginary people in one of the treaty’s vastly crucial lectures. We don’t yet have a clue whether the show will reproduce this scene, yet the entertainers have been shooting in the region in the previous not many weeks, so it’s positively conceivable they’ll turn up in the Abbey.