The hit Netflix series The Witcher has officially completed physical production for the upcoming second season.
The news was initially shattered by team member Jacqueline Rathore, who posted a message on her Instagram story on Tuesday to let her followers know that the shootings had ended for the upcoming episodes.
Part of the text accompanying the message read, “We’re Packed in Witcher 2!”
Done and done! Filming of the second season of the hit Netflix fantasy series The Witcher has officially ended with filming
Rathore later went into her story to clarify that most of the work had been completed, but the season’s official wrapping date was set for April 1.
Production of the second series of episodes began in early 2020, but was quickly halted due to the outbreak of the global pandemic.
After months of delays, main photography resumed last August and lasted until November, when shooting was halted due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the series crew.
Last December, Henry Cavill was injured while filming an action scene and needed help filming his next scenes, as the 37-year-old was often dressed in heavy armor.
Spilling the beans: On Tuesday, makeup artist Jacqueline Rathore posted a message on her Instagram story to let her followers know production on the show had ended
Jumping the gun: She later clarified that the production was usually fought before the show’s official wrap date of April 1
After the show’s team addressed the artist’s restriction, filming continued as planned and was officially completed on Thursday.
The Witcher follows the dynamic between monster hunter Geralt of Rivia and Princess Ciri of Cintra, played by Cavill and Freya Allan, respectively.
The sorceress Yennefer van Vengerberg, played by Anya Chalotra, also plays a large role in the show’s storyline.
The Netflix adaptation is based on the eponymous book series, written by Andrzej Sapkowski, who has written six Witcher-related novels in addition to several other short stories.
Difficult Shooting: The upcoming season’s main photography was delayed several times due to the onset of the global pandemic and a subsequent outbreak of COVID-19 among the series crew
Source material: The Witcher is based on the book series of the same name, written by Andrzej Sapkowski
The project was initially intended as a movie, although the producers eventually changed their minds and started developing it as a show.
Other adaptations include a highly successful video game series and a Polish standalone film and television series, both of which were released in 2002.
The first season of The Witcher was released in December 2019 and received mostly positive critical attention, with much praise for Cavill’s performance.
An upcoming 2D animated movie entitled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, was confirmed in production last year and is set to debut in the near future.
Netflix also announced that a prequel to the show entitled Blood Origin was being developed in July 2020.
Making Moves: Last year, Netflix announced they would be releasing both a standalone animated movie and a prequel series to The Witcher, and both will make their respective debuts in the near future.
During an interview with VultureThe Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich spoke about the changes in storytelling that the writing team would implement in the series’ upcoming second season.
‘The stories are told in a much linear way. They won’t all be one story. It’s not that all three of them are always together and happy. But I do want to use some different ways to view time series, ”she said.
The showrunner also expressed her enthusiasm for the future episodes, noting that they would feature a lot more character development than many fans of the show would expect.
She noted, “Sometimes we just sit with the characters and learn a bit more about them. And that’s probably the thing I’m most excited about when people see it. ‘
The second season of The Witcher currently has no set release date.
Changes ahead: During an interview with Vulture, The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich noted that the upcoming episodes in the series will be “ narrated in a much more linear way. ”