The Witcher series 2 continues filming on Devon beach 


Armed horse riders wielding spears and swords took over a beach in north Devon on Saturday as filming continued for The Witcher series two.

Dozens of actors gathered to shoot exciting scenes for the next instalment of the hotly-anticipated Netflix fantasy drama.

The extras riding the horses were kitted out in elaborate armour made of frightening skeletons as they galloped along the windy British shores. 

Exciting: Armed horse riders wielding spears and swords took over a beach in north Devon on Saturday as filming continued for The Witcher series two

Exciting: Armed horse riders wielding spears and swords took over a beach in north Devon on Saturday as filming continued for The Witcher series two

Meanwhile the horses looked equally ready for battle in metal armour covering their muzzles.

The actors were prepped to shoot a tense battle scene as they held up spears and swords as their horses set off.

Clearly intrigued by the excitement, several members of the public gathered on the beach to watch the filming as the camera crew also stood by.

Filming: Dozens of actors gathered to shoot exciting scenes for the next instalment of the hotly-anticipated Netflix fantasy drama

Filming: Dozens of actors gathered to shoot exciting scenes for the next instalment of the hotly-anticipated Netflix fantasy drama

Ready for battle: The extras riding the horses were kitted out in elaborate armour made of frightening skeletons as they galloped along the windy British shores

Ready for battle: The extras riding the horses were kitted out in elaborate armour made of frightening skeletons as they galloped along the windy British shores

Last week Netflix revealed that Adjoa Andoh and Simon Callow are set to join the cast for series two. 

The streaming service confirmed that the Bridgerton star, 58, and actor, 71, would also be joined by Cassie Clare, Liz Carr, Graham McTavish, Kevin Doyle and Chris Fulton amongst the new arrivals.

It was announced Adjoa would take on the role of Nenneke, a priestess of Melitele who knew Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) as a child, while Simon will portray Codringher who is one half of the Dorian detective agency with Fenn – played by Liz. 

Cassie, meanwhile, will play the sorceress Philippa Eilhart, and Outlander’s Graham will take on the role of Dijkstra, the head of the Redanian Secret Service.

Tense: Meanwhile the horses looked equally ready for battle in metal armour covering their muzzles

Tense: Meanwhile the horses looked equally ready for battle in metal armour covering their muzzles

Drama: The actors were prepped to shoot a tense battle scene as they held up spears and swords as their horses set off

Drama: The actors were prepped to shoot a tense battle scene as they held up spears and swords as their horses set off 

Downton Abbey actor Kevin is set to portray Ba’lian, an elf seeking refuge in The Continent, and Chris – who appeared briefly in Bridgerton as Sir Phillip Crane, was revealed to be the mage Rience, whose mission is to find and kill Ciri (Freya Allan).    

Netflix also revealed The Witcher’s second season will see Geralt take Ciri to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, which is the safest place he can take her after the Battle of Sodden at the end of season one. 

Believing Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) to be dead after the battle, Geralt tries to protect Ciri as war rages between the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons.

Exciting: Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh (pictured) and Simon Callow lead the stars set to join The Witcher's second season, Netflix announced on Monday

Exciting: Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh (pictured) and Simon Callow lead the stars set to join The Witcher’s second season, Netflix announced on Monday

But, the Cintra princess and Witcher also has to come to terms with something more dangerous – the power that resides inside her.  

The Witcher follows the journey of its eponymous character, a mutated monster hunter who travels across The Continent on his quest to slay monstrous beasts. 

At the end of season one Geralt finally united with Ciri, he became her warden by the Law Of Surprise after saving her father’s life before she was born.

From his past: It was announced that Adjoa would take on the role of Nenneke who is a priestess of Melitele who knew Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, pictured) as a child

From his past: It was announced that Adjoa would take on the role of Nenneke who is a priestess of Melitele who knew Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, pictured) as a child

In August, fans were left delighted after The Witcher resumed production for its second series.   

Filming on the Netflix fantasy drama had to be put on hold earlier in the year due to the global pandemic.  

But Stephen Surjik, who directed two episodes in its first season, told fans the show was up and running again. 

Intriguing: Simon will portray Codringher who is one half of the Dorian detective agency with Fenn - played by newcomer Liz Carr

Intriguing: Simon will portray Codringher who is one half of the Dorian detective agency with Fenn – played by newcomer Liz Carr

Sharing a snap on Instagram from set, he said: ‘It’s T minus 3 min to ignition and lift off for our second run at Witcher S2. Everyone is being cautious but spirits are high.’

He said the cast and crew are having to maintain social distance on set amid the new restrictions.

The release date for the highly-anticipated second series is not yet known, but Netflix have revealed that a limited six-part spin off series called Blood Origin was also in the works.

Monster hunter: Netflix also revealed that The Witcher's second season will see Geralt take Ciri to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen

Monster hunter: Netflix also revealed that The Witcher’s second season will see Geralt take Ciri to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen

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