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Netflix smash hit The Witcher to be filmed on Scottish Island


Netflix fantasy series The Witcher is to be the latest blockbuster filmed in Scotland – with key scenes shot on the Isle of Skye.

The show, first streamed in December, was viewed by 76million households worldwide, making it the most-watched first season ever on Netflix.

Work on the highly-anticipated second series is already under way and will come to Skye later in the year.

Superman actor Henry Cavill, 33, features as the title character Witcher – otherwise known as Geralt of Rivia.

Filming for the big-budget production officially kicks off next week and will also span locations in England, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It is expected to be released in 2021.

The Isle of Skye offers a spectacular backdrop

A source said: “The first series of the The Witcher was massive with fans.

“It had a huge following and fans of the show are delighted to hear that there is to be a second series. To hear filming is to take place in Scotland is great news for local fans of the show who might get a sneak peek of upcoming scenes or of the cast.

“It also means the island will be graced with Superman while filming takes place and it will be great to see a superhero walking about sampling what it has to offer.” 

The Sunday Mail revealed that new Hollywood blockbuster The Batman – starring Twilight actor Robert Pattinson – will be filmed in Glasgow later this month.

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Last week, we told how the makers of the movie sent an SOS to Scots car enthusiasts asking for use of American-style cars. Skye is the latest destination north of the Border chosen as a production backdrop.

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In 2011, Glasgow was transformed into Philadelphia for post-apocalyptic zombie flick World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.

Last year, scenes for action thriller Fast and Furious 9, starring Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba, were filmed in the city.

Screen Scotland said: “We provide a confidential locations service to movie and TV productions looking to film in Scotland.

“This means we are unable to comment on discussions about specific productions.”





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