‘The Witcher’ Season 2 will resume filming in August as per Netflix’s recent poetic tweet. Check the new release date of the second season of ‘The Witcher’.
Netflix posted the news of the resumption of filming ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 in a poetic style. The team was filming in London when the shutdown occurred. The fantasy drama has been on-hold since March when a cast member, Kristofer Hivju, tested positive for COVID-19. Scroll down to find out the release dates.
- Coronavirus halted the shoot of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
- Netflix announces resumption of the filming of ‘The Witcher
- Release date updates of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
Coronavirus halted the shoot of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
‘The Witcher’ received blockbuster success with some 76 million viewers glued to Netflix for the first season. The series stars Henry Cavill of ‘Superman’ fame in the lead. In October 2018, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra were cast as Princess Cirilla and Yennefer of Vengerberg respectively.
Adapted from a book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, the first season was released on Netflix in December last year. The first season was mainly taken from ‘The Last Wish’ and ‘Sword of Destiny’, the short stories that precede the main storyline of the show.
Before the first season was released, Netflix announced that the second season will release in 2021. It is already mentioned that the second season will consist of eight episodes. Netflix had shut down all productions in March due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘The Witcher’ team was shooting at Arborfield studios which is located outside London. The shoot was halted when the actor Kristofer Hivju was tested positive for COVID-19. The studio went for deep cleaning in the wake of the health crisis.
Netflix announces resumption of the filming of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
Netflix posted the news of the renewal of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 in a poetic manner that reminded us of Jaskier the Bard.
“I’m dusting off my lute and quill,
I have some news, some mead to spill;
After all the months we’ve been apart,
it’s time for production to restart.
‘The Witcher’ and his bard – who’s flawless,
Will reunite on set 17 August”.
Check the post here.
Netflix will resume principal photography in the U.K. on the second season of the epic fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ from 17th August 2020.
The animated film ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’, is also in the works.
Release date updates of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
Though the makers haven’t announced the release date of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2, most TV experts had announced that the Netflix fantasy drama would release in mid-2021. We can’t expect the premiere at the same stipulated time now because the shoot of season 2 of ‘The Witcher’ was disturbed.
According to the special effects company that is handling the project, their work for season 2 is due by July 2021. Last time when they revealed that their work is due by November 2019, season 1 premiered a month later. Following this pattern, we can expect the second season of ‘The Witcher’ by August 2021.
Since everything has been disturbed this year due to coronavirus, the release might be affected as well. Taking all parameters into consideration, ‘The Witcher’ will be streaming its eight episodes of the second season by late 2021. Visit our website for the latest updates on the series.
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