The debut season of “The Witcher”, which presented Andrzej Sapkowski’s cult books, instantly became a hit on Netflix. Therefore it is not surprising that soon the streaming service was thinking about continuing the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). But then the coronavirus pandemic intervened – production had to be interrupted several times; as a result, it stretched out for more than a year.
Fortunately, now fans can be calm because the day before, news appeared on the network about completing the filming of the long-awaited second season. Hairstyle and makeup artist Jacqueline Rator posted on Instagram that the work was finally finished, but at the same time noted that the official date for completing production is April 1.
Recall that the filming of new episodes began in February 2020. It was then assumed that August’s work would be curtailed; however, already in mid-March, there was the first delay, as it turned out that Christopher Hivue (Nivellen) had contracted the coronavirus. A few months later, the creators of The Witcher managed to resume filming with the introduction of strict security protocols, but soon new cases of the disease were discovered on the site.
And the last delay was no longer due to the virus but to Cavill’s hamstring injury while performing the trick. This moved the end date of filming by another month, and Henry tried to keep fans informed of what was happening, showing how he prepares to return to work.
The Witcher’s second season will introduce many new characters, including Geralt’s fellow witchers and their mentor Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). The release date for the new episodes on Netflix is still unknown.