‘Witcher’ Season 2 Has Resumed Filming

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It’s safe to say that Netflix’s The Witcher has taken the world by storm since it landed on the platform late last year. And now, it seems there’s been an exciting update on season 2…

Here are all the details.

Including Netflix’s The Witcher. 

The announcement of a second stint was made early this year, but it wasn’t long before the pandemic took its toll.

Filming was put on the back burner, giving us no idea when we’d be able to watch the hotly anticipated season.

And there’s good news.

Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to know coming right up.

The Witcher has been whipping up a lot of attention from fantasy fans.

Viewers instantly began falling over themselves to give their verdicts on the action-packed fantasy drama.

Many compared it to the likes of Game of Thrones

But The Witcher is proving to be a huge frontrunner in the genre, and it’s not hard to see why.

Complete with humans, elves, witches, gnomes, and monsters, Netflix’s fantasy offering truly looks to be a visual spectacle.

Though the show primarily centers on protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as, you guessed it, a Witcher who travels the countryside slaying various spine-chilling beasts.

Just like Game of Thrones, The Witcher is also based on a bestselling novella.

The fantasy epic is based on the popular medieval book series by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski.

Though there are some differences in Netflix’s adaption that slightly stray from the books.

For the show, the story will also look at Princess Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg’s arcs.

The medieval extravaganza was lavished with praise by critics who had the chance to view the show early before its global debut.

But there’s one thing that people are saying makes it way better than Game of Thrones

There’s no denying that Game of Thrones reigns supreme in the fantasy genre, but it looks like The Witcher may be giving it a run for its money, with viewers saying the battle scenes are putting GOT to shame.

The captivating performance from the series’ leading star, Henry Cavill, has also been catching the eye of fans.

After all, executing those massive fight scenes in that huge amour costume must have been pretty physically challenging.

“Hair and makeup stuff has become an essential component of becoming the character in the morning,” he confessed to Polygon.

One, because it takes so damn long, and two, it’s such a particular look. I wanted to make sure Geralt looked like a witcher who was a badass and still remained raw.”

The star went to extreme lengths during filming…

The actor, who wore a weathered suit of armor and a long silver wig during filming, is said to have taken it all so seriously that he even “made breakfast” and slept in it. Yep, really. The Witcher producer, Lauren Schmidt, explained: “He wanted, for instance, for the armor to look like it had been worn for years and years. So, he made breakfast in it and he would sleep in it.”

“We were like ‘you don’t have to do that by the way’, but he’s that invested in embodying his character. “It was important to him. It’s one of the reasons why Henry is such an important member of our team.”

And it seems Cavill got very attached to his costume…

So much so, that he admitted he took it home with him when filming concluded. “I took it all home, yeah. It’s not so easy to put on. And it took two hours of hair and make-up every day, so that’s just sitting at home looking cool,” he told NME.

Tim Aslam, told Polygon that during filming Cavill’s “muscles wore down the leather at such an alarming rate” that replacements were “near-constantly” being made to ensure he was camera-ready. Well, we suppose that’s a nice problem to have on all accounts.

And it looks like there could be a lot more material in the canon.

Here’s everything we know so far…

Henry Cavill will be reprising his role as  Geralt of Rivia. Also returning for season 2 is Anya Chalotra (sorceress Yennefer), Freya Allen as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier.

According to Ladbible, several actors are joining the all-star lineup. Including, Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, and Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, to name a few.

Sadly, however, filming of the season was delayed due to COVID.

Filming has finally resumed!

Stephen Surjik, who has directed 2 episodes of the show, posted this to Instagram, indicating that work was well underway.

It’s even a few days sooner than Netflix stated back in June.

Of course, this is the biggest question on everyone’s lips.  

The season is scheduled to air sometime in 2021, and despite the delays, it looks like that timeline is being stuck to still. The Witcher season 1 is available to stream on Netflix now. If you’re interested in another binge-worthy Netflix offering that viewers have been raving about, keep scrolling.