The Witcher season 2 is set to resume production in August 2020.

A cool poster of the cast of "The Witcher", complete with conveniently timed wind!
Because people can be worse than any beast.

On June 10, 2020; Netflix announces that they will be resuming production of the 2nd season of The Witcher in August. Not August of next year, August 2020. Specifically: the 1st week of August. As you may or may not know, Netflix’s The Witcher is a dark fantasy TV series based on the best-selling novel series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.

The original Witcher books by Sapkowski.
I still can’t figure out how to pronounce that first name.

The 8-episode 1st season of The Witcher brought critical acclaim, including from the author himself. Thus, a 2nd season began production back in early 2020. A bit of filming actually began in London, but unfortunately, viral pandemics have a tendency to put a stop to any filming. Especially when one of the new cast members, Kristofer Hivju, tested positive for COVID-19.

The beard will not protect you.
Not even that marvelous beard could protect Hivju from viruses.

Fortunately, Hivju announced on April 15 that he and his beard have made a full recovery. Unfortunately, that can’t be said of the production offices and Arborfield, where filming for The Witcher was taking place. Not that inanimate buildings can get sick, but that they need to be sterilized of any remaining viruses before they can be used again.

Fire disinfects everything.
No, not like that.

Which is why it’s taking so long to resume filmwork, and even when they do, not much filming was done before the coronavirus happened. This means that it’ll take another 4-5 months of filming before production of The Witcher can even begin again. Seems like it’ll take until next year before the 2nd season will actually be released.


Good news, Netflix’s The Witcher will be getting a 2nd season! Bad news, it’ll probably be set for release next year. Eh, oh well. At least filming will start in August, and other shows and movies are also resuming filming.

Source: ComicBook