‘The Witcher’: BTS Video Breaks Down The VFX Of The Henry Cavill Series

A new behind-the-scenes video offers a breakdown of the visual effects in Henry Cavill’s The Witcher.

In December, Netflix officially premiered the first season of The Witcher and brought the fantastic world of author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels to life. In order to realize the imaginative world of the book on screen, the creative team enlisted visual effects company Framestore.

Now, Framestore has released a new video that offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects for the Henry Cavill series. The 4-minute long video breaks down the effects by showing viewers how key sequences from The Witcher evolved from the starting point to the final version seen on the show.

Check out the video below.


The second season of The Witcher was in production until the coronavirus pandemic forces filming to halt.  The cast of the second season includs Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper as Murta, Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierrseson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Mecia Simson as Francesca, Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, and Game of Thrones alum Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen.

Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher is now available on Netflix.

Source: Framestore

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