Season Two Of Netflix’s The Witcher Reportedly Won’t Finish Filming Until 2021

Season Two Of Netflix’s The Witcher Reportedly Won’t Finish Filming Until 2021
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Last month, Netflix confirmed that pre-production for season two of The Witcher will resume in August, which gave fans hope that the show’s second season would be released before the end of next year, and if things go according to plan, season two will, in fact, be released sometime next year.

According to the website Russian Intelligence, season two of Netflix’s The Witcher won’t finish filming until sometime next year, likely in the springtime. Also, The Witcher‘s VFX studios are aiming to have their work completed by July, which could mean that the show’s second season will be available on Netflix in the fall.

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Henry Cavill talked about how he’s preparing for season two of The Witcher, saying that he’s browsing all of the fan forums looking for constructive criticism that’ll help him better portray Geralt of Rivia while filming the show’s second season.

“For me, it’s vital to go about and read — I’m on all the Reddit forums. I’m reading all the reviews. I’m literally trying to get everyone’s information. Some of it is not useful, and other criticisms are incredibly useful. I take it all in, and I look forward to bringing it even closer and closer to Sapkowski’s writing.

“I think any of those criticisms, they often lie in things like I was saying — we don’t have the advantage of a long involved conversation or dialogue with Geralt, so they are criticisms which I think I was prepared for. For me, it’s about seeing that, understanding it, and working out how I can do my job better within the framework provided, how to appease and make those people feel comfortable that I do actually understand this character — and love this character just as much as they do.”

Even though the timeline during the show’s first season was all over the place, The Witcher’s showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, has said that season two will be more linear than season one, as all of the show’s main characters — Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer — are now on the same timeline.

Also, season two will introduce new characters like Vesemir, who is the oldest living Witcher on The Continent, and Geralt of Rivia’s mentor. Before the casting choices were announced, fans were hoping that the role would be filled by Mark Hamill, but ultimately the role ended up going to Kim Bodnia, who is best known from Killing Eve and FX’s The Bridge.