The gods have answered our prayers, as it turns out that The Witcher season 2 has resumed filming after facing setbacks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many productions have had to shut down in the recent months but Netflix isn’t giving up yet.
Many fans hoped that The Witcher would return to the streaming platform for another season but all didn’t go according to plan after the pandemic hit causing everything to be put on hold. The popular TV show was only a couple of weeks into production on Season 2 when the pandemic hit.
The show’s director, Stephen Surjik, confirmed the news in an Instagram post giving the fans a look at some of the behind the scenes safety precautions, and announced that the fantasy hit was up and running once more:
According to Stephen Surjik, even though everyone in the production now has to be super careful to abide by all of the recently implemented safety protocols, the whole team seems to be feeling good about being able to get back to work after the long break.
The Witcher had to shut down earlier this year shortly after actor Kristofer Hivju, who’ll be taking on the new role of the beastly Nivellen for the series after he revealed that he had in fact been diagnosed with COVID-19. Surjik thanked everyone on the team and encouraged them to stay strong as they resume shooting for the show.
The Witcher season 2 has resumed production and could come out earlier than we expected
A week ago, both Surjik and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich posted behind the scenes shots from the set, which hinted that the show was back to shooting as they were all wearing masks and face shields while staying far apart from each other.
It had earlier been reported that the show wouldn’t be able to resume production until August 17 but it seems the team were well prepared to put measures up to help ensure the safety of the crew and also see to it that the safety measures are operational when shooting resumed.
The good news is, now that the show’s season 2 has resumed, the fans can remain calm and prepare for another mindblowing experience as they watch the Geralt return to his quest. Of course, the premiere date hasn’t been confirmed yet but we remain hopeful it could be anywhere in the next few months.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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