The Witcher is particularly known for its compelling story, witty humor, and dark color correction overall. The Witcher has definitely gained its reputation as one of the best and entertaining series. Season 2 of The Witcher series is in the works for some time now but the process has been repeatedly interrupted by various production delays.
The initial waves of the coronavirus pandemic halted early work on the new season, and when filming finally resumed in late summer, positive COVID tests among several crew members caused further delays. It was recently revealed that filming on season 2 has finally been completed. This has further provoked the fans to wait for the marketing campaign to start. The reason for this is that the fans will finally get to see glimpses of The Witcher season 2. Not much has been revealed about season 2 except a few pictures. But now, the new look of Henry Cavill on the set of The Witcher is finally here. Check it out here:
Considering that the filming of season 2 is now complete, we can expect more information to roll out on the floor very soon. Originally, the new season was to debut in 2021. But it is doubtful if this deadline would be met successfully, even though we really want it to happen!
Not only the coronavirus pandemic pushing the production further, but Cavill’s leg injury in December was also another development in what seemed to be a cursed production process. At the time, it was reported the accident happened on set, while Cavill was wearing a safety harness on an assault course. However, filming continued to take place without the actor, and he seems to be doing well now. This reportedly pushed the completion date back a month where production had been scheduled to wrap in February.
Cavill thought it better to take to this Instagram to talk to these fans about his physical recovery process, confirming and discussing the injury for the first time since the news came out. “We are in lockdown here in the UK,” the caption reads, “so I’m using my once-a-day outdoor exercise to go for my first jog since my hamstring injury! (More on that another time).” Take a look at Cavill’s full post below:
It is fairly believable that the post-production would have started during the stoppage of production. This could have been done to prevent the show from delaying further. But if we look at the timetable, we believe that some episodes would not be completed until next year. Netflix has definitely benefitted from The Witcher, considering Henry Cavill’s success and fan following. It’ll be definitely interesting to see what impact season 2 would have on Netflix. Not only this, it’s reported that Netflix is also planning for The Witcher’s spin-offs.
They are developing an animated prequel movie called The Witcher: The Nightmare of the Wolf and a live-action prequel series called The Witcher: Blood Origin. As the streaming wars continue to heat up, Henry Cavill and The Witcher will only become more important to Netflix’s business model and intentions for the future. Season 2 of The Witcher is set to adapt the events of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Blood of Elves and Time of Contempt, along with at least one major story from Sword of Destiny.
Photos from the set have revealed that several characters from those novels will appear in the upcoming season, including the Scoia’tael elves, Wild Hunt riders, and Geralt of Rivia’s fellow witchers– Lambert, Eskel, Coën, and their mentor, Vesemir. The official synopsis of the show reads,
“Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.”
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Season 1 is now available on Netflix.