August 5, 2020

'The Witcher' is shot in Gran Canaria – The Province


The filming of the first season of the international series The Witcher, one of the great bets of Netflix for this 2019, starts next Monday in Gran Canaria, where they will film over two weeks in different enclaves of the island. This is confirmed by the southern Canarian production company Film, in front of filming of international blockbusters in the Canary Islands, as Wonder Woman 2, Fast & Furious 6, Jason Bourne 5 or In the heart of the sea, among other.

After its passage through Gran Canaria, the production team will move to the island of La Palma, where it will remain for another two weeks, since its location in La Gomera, the third island scheduled in the filming calendar, will be delayed for an indefinite period due to issues unrelated to the producer.

The team of the new television fiction of Netflix, adaptation of the saga of fantastic novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, which in turn gave rise to a popular trilogy of video games, will move from Monday to the islands with the bulk of its cast, led by the actor Briton Henry Cavill, known worldwide for his role as Superman in the movies The steel man, Batman vs. Superman: The dawn of justice Y The Justice League. The actor stars in this fiction in the skin of Geralt de Rivia, "a genetically modified monster hunter who seeks his place in a world where, often, humans prove to be worse than beasts", summarizes Netflix in his web page.

Despite its popularity on the big screen, his choice as the protagonist of the adaptation divided the fans of the franchise, as revealed by numerous forums of video games. Along with Cavill, they complete cast Anna Shaffer (saga of Harry Potter), MyAnna Buring (saga of Twilight) or Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust), among other regulars of movie theater fantastic.

Developing

The first season of Thw Witcher It will consist of eight episodes, still unknown, under the direction of the Polish director and animator Tomek Baginski, nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for his short film Katedra The filming of the series began last October 2018 in Budapest (Hungary) and the goal is to move to the post-production phase from next May, so that the fiction is released to the platform in the second half of this year.

On the other hand, the expectations of the platform with regard to this highly anticipated project are so positive that, according to the group's sources told different media, it has already considered the possibility of renewing, at least, for a second season, before its premiere.

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