Making The Witcher: A Behind-the-Scenes Special Now Streaming on NetflixAugust 26, 2020
The Witcher’s official Twitter account shared a trailer for the new Netflix original documentary, which offers an exclusive backstage look into the production of the live-action series adaptation, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the titular monster hunter.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) August 26, 2020
The video teaser for the 32-minute special features several cast and crew members divulging “the secrets behind the saga,” providing fresh insight into the show’s casting processes, the choreography of its action sequences, the application of different storytelling perspectives, as well as the show’s visual effects and make-up design choices.
One clip shares thrilling footage of Cavill and Emma Appleton sparring with swords as part of their 10-day training session to prepare for Geralt and Renfri’s climactic fight scene, which features in the very first episode of season one, while other segments offer glimpses at the crafting of the world’s monsters and the CGI construction of its landscapes being created “from the ground up.”The Witcher launched on Netflix last year and quickly became the most in-demand TV series in the world across all streaming platforms, even surpassing Disney Plus’ Star Wars: The Mandalorian as “the top show” around the globe for one week in December, as 76 million households streamed the first season of the action-packed fantasy-drama.
Season 2 of The Witcher started filming in London earlier this year, with a planned release sometime in 2021. However, the shoot was suspended back in March as Netflix paused filming on all of its films and TV shows in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Netflix has since resumed production on the second season of the hit show after being given the “green light” to start filming again.
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Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.