Netflix Confirms The Witcher Season Two Will Resume Production In August

Netflix Confirms The Witcher Season Two Will Resume Production In August
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Netflix’s The Witcher, which began production earlier this year, got put on hold after one of the cast members contracted COVID-19 in March. It wasn’t too long after that the entire movie and TV industry was shut down, but it looks like production, at least for The Witcher, will resume later this summer.

In a tweet made by The Witcher’s official Twitter account, which can be seen below, Netflix confirmed that the show’s second season will resume production in August.

Shortly before the show’s production was halted, Netflix announced that there will be an animated movie that’ll feature Vesemir, who is the trainer and mentor of Geralt of Rivia. As of right now, we don’t know when the animated movie, called Nightmare of the Wolf, will be released, but it’s probably safe to assume that it’ll be released in advance of The Witcher’s second season.

While Geralt referenced Vesemir back in season one, we never saw the character. However, he will have a major role in season two, although some fans are disappointed that the character won’t be played by Mark Hamill. Instead, Kim Bodnia was cast as the oldest living Witcher on The Continent.

Shortly before the show’s second season started production, its showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, said that season two of The Witcher will be more linear than the first season, as all three of the main characters — Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri — will now be on the same timeline.

“All three characters are on the same timeline now. That’s where we ended season one. That’s absolutely where we will pick up in season two. The stories will be told in a much more linear fashion. They won’t all be one story. It’s not like all three are together and happy all the time. But, I do want to employ some different ways to look at time series-wide. I think that there is a lot that we couldn’t fit into season one. But no, we won’t have things happening across 100 years at the same time anymore.”

It’s still unclear when The Witcher’s second season will be available on Netflix, but before the show’s production was put on hold, it looked like it was going to be released in the first quarter of next year. But, now that the show has been on hold for a few months, its second season probably won’t be released until the summer, or perhaps the fall of next year.