Making the Witcher Explores the Shows Production and Is Now Available on Netflix
If you're into behind the scenes stuff, this looks worth a watch.
If you’re a big fan of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher video game series, you’re probably also a fan of the live-action Netflix adaption that’s based on the books with inspiration from the games. And if you’re like me, you probably like behind the scenes videos that show, and explain the making of process. Announced today, Making The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix.
The behind the scenes video looks into the production of the live-action adaption of The Witcher and features cast and crew detailing numerous aspects of production. Henry Cavil, who plays Geralt, features alongside others such as Freya Allan (Ciri), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Joey Batey (Jaskier), and more. You’ll see them discussing their experience in filming the first series of the show, explaining scenes, lore, and more.
There also looks to be a segment that focuses on the 10-day training session for the famous fight scene between Geralt and Renfri that featured in the very first episode of the series. One clip teased in the trailer that you can watch below shows a CGI construction of one of the major cities that features in the show.
Discover the story behind this world of magic and monsters (and 🐴). Making The Witcher is now streaming. pic.twitter.com/soa2zVJ9hp
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 26, 2020
The Witcher launched on Netflix last year and was received incredibly well. In addition, the show’s arrival saw CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt reach an all-new concurrent player count on Steam, and Orbit Books, the publisher of the books had to reprint 500,000 copies following the increased demand.
A second season was in the works earlier this year, but due to the coronavirus, production was halted. It has however picked up again, and we’ve already seen Henry Cavill teasing some make-up photos and sharing videos of the horses featured in the show. Making The Witcher is available on Netflix now, the second series is in development, and there’s an animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf heading to the streaming service at some point.