Netflix has officially confirmed that the second season of its popular series The Witcher will restart production on 17 August 2020. Production was paused earlier this year due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, and while it had been reported that the show resume in August, this is the first time that it has been officially announced.
The announcement from the official The Witcher social media, which you can check out below, reads less like an announcement and more like something Jaskier the bard might compose about the production once again resuming.
Official tweet reads,
“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.
The Witcher is a Polish-American fantasy drama series produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as “the Continent”, The Witcher explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri, who are linked by destiny to each other. It stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra. The show initially follows the three main protagonists at different points of time, exploring formative events that shaped their characters, before eventually merging into a single timeline.
The first season consisted of eight episodes and was released on Netflix in its entirety on December 20, 2019. It is based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, which are collections of short stories that precede the main Witcher saga. Before the first season had been released, Netflix announced a second eight-episode season, to be released in 2021; production was scheduled to commence in London in early 2020.The showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, previously revealed that the second season will focus on the backstories of Nilfgaardians Fringilla and Cahir. The season will also introduce various new characters including Vesemir and a monster from The Witcher 3. The Witcher season 2 is expected to premiere in 2021.