Creator: Lauren Schmidt
Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
Production Company: Cinesite, Hivemind, Netflix, Pioneer Stilking Films, Platige Image
Kent Locations Used: Jolly Farm, Fort Amherst
Based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher (2023) is a Netflix drama series which explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter struggling to find his place in the medieval-inspired land known as the Continent.
Adapted for the screen by Lauren Schmidt (The West Wing, Daredevil), The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015), Enola Holmes 2 (2022)) as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan (The Third Day (2020), Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust, The ABC Murders) as Yennefer.
Built during Napoleonic times to defend Medway from a land-based attack, Fort Amherst consists of run-down period outbuildings, cannons, defensive ditches, dressed period guard quarters, and atmospheric underground tunnels. Previous productions to have filmed there include Darkest Hour (2018), Jekyll and Hyde (2015) and Partners in Crime (2015).
Situated in Sevenoaks district, Jolly Farm has 250 acres of arable and pastoral farmland, ancient parkland and woodland, as well as multiple farm buildings, a historic untouched stable courtyard, vintage-packed farmhouse and quintessential English cottage. ITV series The Larkins (2021-2022) also filmed at Jolly Farm.
Series 3 of The Witcher (2023) will be released on Netflix, with Part 1 dropping on Thursday 29th June 2023 and Part 2 following on Thursday 27th July 2023.
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