On-set pics from The Witcher season 2 reveal new costumes, storylines


Hollywood is back to work! Check out new behind-the-scenes pics from new seasons of The Witcher and Stranger Things, plus Tom Holland’s Uncharted movie.

Filming on the second season of The Witcher is well underway, and we have a slew behind-the-scenes images to prove it, courtesy of Redanian IntelligenceThe Daily Mail and JustJared. Let’s take a look, but be warned, the images contain minor SPOILERS.

First up, we have several pictures of Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), although a lot of these pics involve their doubles.

Last we left Ciri the dispossessed princess, she had just met up with Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). If you’ve read the next book in the series, Blood of Elves, you know he takes her back to Kaer Morhen to train as a witcher. At one point, Yennefer is called in to help Ciri tap into her latent magical powers. That looks like what’s happening below:

But as you can see, magic training can be a tricky business:

But the pair still find time to laugh:

I’m digging Yennefer’s new outfit:

Elsewhere, we also get a very clear look at a pair of Elven elders:

More Elves, this time from behind:

This pair look like warriors, based on their snazzy armor.

The Elves appear to be hiding out at some sort of forest camp.

I’m not quite sure what the symbol on the dark banner represents, but it strikes me as familiar.

We’ve also got something interesting from an actor who (presumably) didn’t get the part. Safron Beck uploaded her audition tape for the show. Her character is talking with Geralt, aka “Gwynbleidd,” which is Elvish for “White Wolf.”

These casting videos tend to get taken down quickly, so here’s a transcript for safety:

"Geralt: “I remember when your race traveled from world to world without complication.”Aen Seidhe Elf: “Yes…”Geralt: “Two hundred and fifty thousand years ago.”Aen Seidhe Elf: “The Great Immigration. The Separation. My Aen Seidhe’s created great cities, palaces made out of stone. Many of these settlements have been destroyed, altered or occupied by humans. Aen Elle and Aen Seidhe, my species, my race… will rise again. Gwynbleidd. Will you join us?”"

Finally, RI has learned of a pair of new castings. First, Julianna Kurokawa (Twisted Sobriety, Brave New World) will play Michela, an original character. Zina Wheater (The Nevers, Black Widow) will play High Consular, which based on her recent social media activity –MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz) and Royce Pierreson (Istredd) have all followed her — could be playing a mage of some sort.

The Witcher isn’t the only series back on the lot. JustJared also got ahold of images from behind the scenes of Stranger Things, which is currently shooting its fourth season:

The gang’s all here: we’ve got Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, and Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, looking very smart in a shirt-and-tie with jacket combo. It looks like they’re all outside the video rental place (remember, the show is set in the ’80s) where Steve and Robin got jobs at the end of the third season.

Finally, we’re getting some shots from Sony’s long-awaited Uncharted movie, with Tom Holland in the role of wise-cracking explorer Nathan Drake:

In another shot, Nolan North — who plays Drake in the Uncharted video games — stops by the set:

Hollywood was shut down for a while there, but it looks like things are getting moving again, although I’m sure there are a lot more social distancing guidelines on set now.

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h/t Redanian Intelligence