Henry Cavill (38), who plays Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, has already started the preparation for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s flagship fantasy show.
The British actor stars in Netflix’s fantasy epic as a magical warrior battling monsters and mutants. The Polish-American fantasy drama TV show is created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and based on a book series written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski baring the same name as the show. The story is set on a fictional medieval-inspired landmass, called “the Continent” and explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia and Princess Ciri. Since the show sticks to a medieval theme, the actors and actresses have to go through a good amount of training and preparation, for example mastering their horse-riding skills, before shooting each episode. Since riding a horse on a movie set can be very different from everyday riding, due to the endless distractions let alone the times actors have to wear heavy costumes or hold weapons, finding a skilled horseman is crucial for the story’s authenticity. Luckily Henry Cavill, who plays protagonist Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, is in good hands. His Hungarian riding instructor is László Juhász Junior whose company provides horses, carriages, horseriders, carriage riders and equipment for film productions for years.
Reunited with my equine friend Hector today, and my human friend Laszlo! After a good ride out through the mountains, Hector showed off some of his new rearing skills. He’s showing some promise.
— wrote the actor in an earlier Instagram post. Lately, Cavill has been regularly posting pictures in the company of his trainer, he also shared a post about one of their afternoon rides the other day.
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The actor trains with two black horses named Hector and Apollo – although one of them can be fellow actress Freya Allan’s (20) horse who plays Princess Ciri in the show – in Italy and in the Slovenian mountains. His Hungarian trainer, Lászlo Juhász Junior has worked together with many big names such as Terence Hill, Johnny Depp at the set of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Jamie Foxx in the past. His company was hired to train actors for the 2016 Ben-Hur movie and a 2020 Perrier water commercial shot in Athens, Greece.
As for the Witcher, it is still early for fans to start the countdown as Netflix has not released the premiere date for season 3. According to Redanian Intelligence, the cameras have just started rolling at the end of March. Filming is currently planned to wrap in September 2022.
The shooting began at Laghi du Fusine, a pair of gorgeous lakes in Italy, close to the Slovenian border. Locals spotted two horse trucks from Team Juhász leaving the set.
Other known filming locations include the picturesque Predjama Castle in south-central Slovenia, the neighbouring Nanos peak as well as Pula and Krk Islands in Croatia. The filming of season 2 was interrupted several times due to the pandemic and Henry Cavill’s on-set leg injury. Hopefully, it is smooth sailing for season 3!
Source: index.hu redanianintelligence.com