Netflix’s The Witcher is ready to go back into production after getting the green light following coronavirus-related shooting complications. Earlier this year, the show’s second season had just begun filming in the UK when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a halt to all TV and movie productions. Season two was just a month into filming before restrictions were place and production was stopped.
As reported by The Guardian, productions based in the UK, including movies like The Batman and Netflix’s The Witcher, are now able to resume production – as long as they follow specific protective guidelines to ensure the virus won’t be spread.
Arborfield Studios, the main UK hub for Netflix’s The Witcher, is expected to get back to work within the next two weeks.
Known Witcher leaks website, Redanian Intelligence, notes that just because production is on the cards, it doesn’t mean filming is ready to resume. The publications writes that some form of a “second pre-production period” needs to happen first, though no details are yet known.
The series’ showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, took to Twitter to tease a return to the project. She tweeted: “I just finished a work meeting, and it was two hours of literal fantasy bliss. Now… back to it.”
It’s not clear how much of an impact the months-long hiatus will affect the show, but it’s a pretty safe bet to say we won’t be seeing more of Geralt and the gang for a while yet. It’s been tentatively estimated that Summer 2021 could be when we get to enjoy Netflix’s second season of The Witcher.
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