According to an Instagram story from hair and makeup stylist Jacqueline Rathore, the second season of The Witcher has officially wrapped. The statement comes after a laboured and protracted production, as a result of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For individual lovers of The Witcher, this is wonderful news.
It has been over a year since cameras started rolling to the highly anticipated second season. Filming kicked off in February 2020, but did not get too much before having to halt. Production resumed in August 2020, only to be delayed once again because of positive COVID-19 evaluations one of those involved with this show. Despite all these hurdles, filming has finally wrapped and the ending is in sight for now 2 of The Witcher.
The production has teased fans with a lot of information over recent years, by the showrunner promising a confusing plot to numerous set pictures. The new season is supposed to continue to pull from Andrezj Sapkowski’s acclaimed The Witcher fantasy book series, specifically the third novel, “Blood of Elves.” The novel’s plot should give fans of the television series a number of those big moments they’ve been expecting if the showrunners choose to be faithful to the movie, namely Ciri’s transformation from a shy, sheltered princess into a bold warrior. This development includes the assistance of all Geralt, who not only assists Ciri hone her battle abilities and magic skills, but also becomes an even more powerful father figure to her.
With filming wrapped around the next season, fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Geralt will probably be returning to Netflix soon enough. There’s no premiere date set for Your Witcher, though, a prequel series set 1,200 years before the events of the main story has also been ordered by Netflix. While fans might have to be patient, there’s a whole lot more of The Witcher on the way.