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The Witcher season 2 behind-the-scenes shots hint that the Wild Hunt may be on

The Witcher season 2
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New unofficial photos taken during the filming of Netflix's The Witcher season 2 (opens in new tab) heavily hint that the Wild Hunt is on its way.

Redanian Intelligence (opens in new tab), a reliable Witcher source that has a proven track record, confirmed the news after images began to pop up on social media, adding that it had "talked further with [its] sources and confirmed that yes, this is indeed the Wild Hunt in The Witcher season 2". 

The shots, taken on a sunny day at Saunton Sands in Devon, UK, depict heavily-armored warriors on horseback. Here, take a peek:

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The pictures come just weeks after the show cast Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart (opens in new tab), the powerful sorceress and advisor to a king, who plays a major role in the Witcher games and novels.

In The Witcher games, Philippa plays a part in both The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab): Wild Hunt – depending on how you play it, she can be a major antagonist in the first sequel and a helpful ally in the third game, working with Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer against the Wild Hunt. Oh, and she gets her eyes gouged out in the second game, hence why her eyes remain covered for much of The Witcher 3. There's also a Witcher prequel series on the way, with the lead cast member recently confirmed.

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Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.