Netflix's The Witcher Scouts Look to Scotland for Season 2 Filming

By Alistair Jones on at

Geralt of Rivia could be on his way to the UK. As spotted by Redanian Intelligence, the location scouting team behind Netflix's The Witcher series recently visited the Isle of Skye, suggesting that parts of the already-confirmed second season could filmed there.

The team visited the island alongside Daredevil and Jessica Jones director Stephen Surjik, prompting speculation that he'll be joining the production as a director for at least one episode. The team visited several local landmarks, including The Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, which have appeared in films including Steven Spielberg's BFG and Micheal Fassbender's Macbeth.

Assuming they make it into the final show, it's not clear where in the world of The Witcher these locations would represent. It's looking like season 2 will focus more on Andrezj Sapkowski's novels than his short story anthologies, so assuming that we'll be starting with the first book, Skye seems like a decent fit for the Blue Mountains. Fans might know those peaks better as the home of Kaer Morhen, the Witcher keep where Geralt and Ciri's journey begins at the start of Sapkowski's saga. Skye isn't quite as forest-y as that, but I'm sure there are a few other parts of Scotland that would suffice. There's also a chance it could relate to the Dwarven kingdom of Mahakam, but that's portrayed as far more mountainous, and doesn't play a significant part in the first book in the saga.

Either way, we're unlikely to find out for a while. The Witcher season 2 is currently in pre-production, but isn't expected to arrive until 2021. Which gives me plenty of time to catch up on the rest of the books.