The show follows Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, as he journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world. Along the way, he realises people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Geralt’s voyage involves multiple different parts of The Witcher’s fictional Continent, which means the Netflix series has explored different sets and shooting locations in each season.
Most of The Witcher’s first series was shot in Hungary, at the Mafilm Studios near Budapest and the Origo Studios on the city’s outskirts. Fort Monostor and a nearby forest were also used for exterior scenes, as well as the hills of Csákberény village, the Skanzen Village Museum, and the Kiscelli Museum in Óbuda.
Covid-19 restrictions meant that the whole of season two was filmed at locations around the UK, including at Arborfield Studios in London.
But London wasn’t the only location to be featured in season two. Scenes were also shot in the Lake District, Coldharbour Wood in Chichester, Bourne Wood in Farnham, Deepcut Surrey, Low Force Waterfall in Teesdale, the Isle of Skye, and numerous locations around Yorkshire.
Where were season 3’s quests shot?
It’s good news for fans. Filming for season three officially started in March 2023. The Witcher's producer, Steve Gaub, shared an image from the set in Laghi di Fusine, an icy lake in northern Italy.
When the season airs, viewers can also look forward to spotting Predjama Castle and Nanos Plateau in Slovenia, as well as scenes in Wales and Morocco.
Zala Stara Baška beach in Croatia was spotted in the season three trailer. It showed a house close to the water which the protagonists are expected to shelter in — and then appears to be engulfed in flames in a shot a few seconds later.
The Witcher season three volume one premieres on Thursday, June 29 on Netflix.