The shutdown at the filming of The Witcher has led to changes to year 2. The Witcher is an action-fantasy Netflix series based on popular short stories and books by Andrzej Sapkowski (and the popular video game series), revolving around monster seekers with supernatural abilities. Netflix’s adaptation was met with praise becoming among their agency’s most-watched shows and was first released in December of 2019. The Season 1 story was told through the eyes of three characters: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and spanned multiple time intervals.
Season 2 was declared even before the launch of the show’s first season. This may end up getting pushed back while the second season was set to get a 2021 launch date. One of the actors on season 2, Kristofer Hivju, declared mid-March that he had tested positive. Hivju is well-known for playing Tormund in Game of Thrones. Despite setbacks, principal photography on The Witcher is expected to resume later this summer.
Through an interview with The Wrap, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich shared that the experience will be completely different from year 1 after production resumes. According to Hissrich, changes were made as a result of the shutdown.” It’s likely to impact the narrative. It will have to. But one of the best things about being a writer on the place is that I am there to make those adjustments as we want them. ” Hissrich expanded, stating that the authors spent a great deal of time during the lockdown optimizing the scripts. While making certain that everything feels grounded, big changes were made involving the emotional character arcs.
The Witcher is just one of the many productions that were forced to shut down temporarily because of the outbreak. With companies and businesses gradually starting to re-open and ramp-up, fans may have the chance after this year, to see season 2. There are so many questions that will need to be answered as well as other elements that will be addressed when the show returns. What is the wake of the Battle of Sodden Hill, and the Status of Yennefer? What is the character of Ciri’s powers? What did Geralt ask the djinn for? Viewers also have yet to see the three characters as one group.
Hopefully, all this and more will be answered once The Witcher yields for season 2. But if season 1 isn’t any indication of what is to come, it’s also probable that viewers will probably be left with new questions. The question remains as to whether production will end once it starts up. There’s no telling what will occur if the outbreak is not handled carefully, and all of those working on the show’s protection ought to take priority. Regardless of when new episodes of The Witcher arrive, it is apparent that a lot of work has gone into creating the series more interesting than its premiere season.