Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes video for The Witcher season 2 and announced that the production phase of The Witcher season 2 is finally completed.
To celebrate the moment, Netflix shared a new teaser of the making of the next season of the fantasy-adventure series, including the forests it was filmed in and the changes the team had to make under the pandemic. Filming of The Witcher, whose first season was a hit for Netflix after the second season was postponed due to the pandemic, began in February 2020 and only a few weeks before the outbreak was announced. There have been a few delays as some project workers had to be tested for pandemics.
As seen in the shared video, the team was required to wear face masks. In March, the shooting had to stop, and news came out that Season 2 actors Kristofer Hivju had contracted the pandemic. He and his wife fully recovered the following month, but under new health and safety protocols, production did not continue for a long time and the shootings were done in 15 different locations with 89 cast members and around 1,200 set employees.
It has been announced that The Witcher season 2 will be released this year, despite all the delays. However, the company has yet to announce a specific launch date.
According to what Hissrich said in his BTS video: The Witcher season 2 will adapt Andrzej Sapkowski‘s third book from the original Witcher Saga, Blood of Elves, as well as the second novel, Time of Contempt, and the short story collection Sword of Destiny.
Here’s the full synopsis of The Witcher series:
Believing that Yennefer died in the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place she knows, her childhood home, Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, people, and demons of the continent strive for supremacy outside of her walls. She must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses within.
The Witcher season 1 is now available on Netflix until December 20th, 2019. You can watch the upcoming season 2 production wrap behind-the-scenes YouTube video below!