The highly-anticipated ‘The Witcher’ Netflix series starring British actor Henry Cavill is rumoured to have begun shooting at a medieval Polish castle after the video games sold over 33 million copies.
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The Netflix production starring Cavill and Therica Wilson-Read is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name which were also the basis for the hugely popular video game trilogy.
Although producers are remaining tight-lipped about the TV series, cast members have given clues about the shoot’s location on social media.
British actress Therica Wilson-Read, who plays the sorceress Sabrina Glevissig, reportedly posted on Instagram “Hello Poland!” in an ‘instastory’ that has since disappeared.
British actresses Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra also star in the upcoming show as Ciri and Yennefer respectively.
US producer and screenwriter Lauren Schmidt Hissrich also used a photo of the stunning medieval Ogrodzieniec Castle in the southern region of Silesian Voivodeship as the cover photo on her Twitter account.
The new Netflix series will have eight episodes and half of them will be directed by ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘House of Cards’ director Alik Sacharow.
Eagle-eyed fans reportedly saw cast and film crew members in Krakow in the southern Polish region of Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
A netizen also uploaded some photos to Reddit apparently showing a vehicle at the castle with a ‘Film Crew’ sign on the windscreen.
Fans are speculating whether the iconic Ogrodzieniec Castle is indeed being used as a location, possibly as Kaer Morhen where ‘Witchers’ are trained in the novels.
‘The Witcher’ is the story about Geralt of Rivia, who is played by British star Henry Cavill, a hired monster killer in a fantasy realm.
The pilot episode has not yet been scheduled, but it is expected to be broadcast later this year.