It has now been about 2 and half months since filming began on the second season of Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time. Though details regarding filming have been kept tightly under wraps, we’ve been able to uncover even more information about season 2 filming locations and details.
Castle Jindřichův Hradec
According to documents we have obtained, the castle in Jindřichův Hradec will be set aside for The Wheel of Time between October 4, 2021 and November 12, 2021, not including weekends. The castle is the third largest conservation complex in the Czech Republic and covers nearly 3 hectares. There will be 25 days of preparation and 5 days of filming, and the areas that will be utilized by the production are: the Rondel and the courtyard fronting it, I. courtyard, III. courtyard, green rooms on the 1st floor of Adam’s Building, the black kitchen and the area in front of it, the premises of the two halls in the Spanish Wing, and the area in front of the granary.
As far as what scenes will be filmed there, the extras agency recently put out a casting call looking for an Asian extra that plays the violin/viola and the contrabass flute professionally for a shoot at Castle Jindřichův Hradec.
Other Specific Extras
A professional musician is only the latest of a number of specific casting calls put out by the extras agency for this season. They have also been in search of other specific extras. The most recent casting call was for an extra who has experience blacksmithing or cattle branding for a shoot at Barrandov Studios at the beginning of October. We’re not 100% sure this was for The Wheel of Time, but it seems likely. We do know that Barrandov Studios is one of the filming locations for season 2.
Another casting call went out for a nude body double for a “slim woman with a nice figure,” ideally with dark hair and between 171 – 177cm. This body double would be “wearing artificial blood while shooting,” and originally, two days in August and one day in October was set aside for filming with this body double.
A similar casting call went out at the end of September asking for a nude body double for a day at the beginning of October. This time it was specified that the extra should be between 170 – 180 cm and with very fair skin. The extra’s face will not be visible, and they will be covered in blood.
Finally, back in September, a number of unique extras were needed for a day of filming. The extras agency were looking for a juggler, acrobats and/or a female contortionist, a real barber, a real puppeteer, an Irish band with a singer, and a fire juggler.
More Locations in Italy
We previously reported on a number of locations in the Puglia region of Italy that were used for the filming of season two. In addition to the two masseria mentioned in the previous article, filming was also spotted at Calanchi Di Aliano and Ginosa. Calanchi Di Aliano is home to a spectacular landscape of wind and water-carved clay, and the historical part of Ginosa sits atop a hill flanked by a ravine, with buildings that looked carved out of the surrounding rock. While we don’t know what scenes were filmed at either place, both have a very unique look compared to other filming locations.
What are your thoughts on what we know of filming so far? Put your guesses on what they could be filming in the comments below!
I think they are going to have Rand chase the horn to Caemlyn at the beginning of season 2, so that they can have Rand meet the Royal family like he does in Book 1. I think that Logain will escape in season 1, and will be captured again by the time that Rand goes to Caemlyn, so that Rand can fall into the garden while looking at Logain. While the girls are on Toman Head, Morgase can visit the Tower like she does in the books, and instead of Thom killing the King in that other city, he will take part in the riots for and against Morgase that we just hear about in the books. This will allow them to introduce Rahvin as a Andorian Noble, and they can even hide Rahvin’s identity for a while form the book fans. At the end of the season Mat can then meet Morgase and Rahvin, and get his quest to save the girls. The stuff that happens in Tear will happen in the beginning of Season 3, and we will get all of book 4 in Season 3 as well. So, season 2 will end with Rand running from Moiraine after proclaiming himself the Dragon Reborn, and the last scene will be Mat rolling the dice coming up all sixes and saying “and I always win”, when he makes his bet with Rahvin.
Those extra casting calls are screaming Barthanes house party to me