The second series of the hugely successful live-action The Witcher show on Netflix is the latest project delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Redanian Intelligence – a site dedicated to news about Netflix’s The Witcher series – filming for the second series is expected to commence again on 7th August, 2020. If true, this will see filming start around the same time it was, pre-pandemic, expected to finish, and pushes the end of filming to around February 2021 (thanks, Comic Book). This inevitably impacts on The Witcher’s originally anticipated release window which – if it aligned with the first season that debuted in December 2019 – might have been initially slated to debut at the end of 2020.
The show did manage to secure five weeks of filming before the pandemic halted activities, however, and now series leads Henry Cavill and Freya Allan are rumoured to already be back on-site at Arborfield Studios, preparing to restart shooting next month.
In related news, following the huge success of Netflix’s live-action Witcher series, the streaming service confirmed earlier this year that it’s currently working on an animated Witcher movie, too.
Making the announcement on Twitter back in January, Netflix revealed that the project – specifically described as an “anime” film – will be titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and will see a currently undisclosed “new threat facing the Continent”. Netflix says its new Witcher movie will be handled by Studio Mir – the animation house behind Legend of Korra – and that Lauren S. Hissrich and Beau DeMayo, respectively showrunner and writer on the live-action series, will be involved.