The Witcher season 2 has finally entered the post-production point, confirms showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich. Netflix’s dream epic original premiered in 2019, introducing audiences to Henry Cavill’s enhanced monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher is based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, with the first time specifically focusing on short stories set before the main show. In addition to Cavill, the series stars Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan as Princess Ciri; the destinies of this trio are jumped together and will be researched in The Witcher season two and outside.
Despite being one of Netflix’s greatest hits, season 2 was slow to arrive. The Witcher’s production was disrupted multiple times within the last year, and Cavill even endured an on-set injury that sidelined him for weeks. At long last, The Witcher wrapped filming on its sophomore run at the very end of March, roughly a year after it first started. Now lovers are ready to know precisely when Geralt and the remainder will return to their screens, but there’s still a ways to go before that can happen.
On Monday, The Witcher showrunner Hissrich gave an update on year two’s progress on social media. Hissrich confirmed she’s back in London in the”(little dark loud) chambers where it occurs .” By that, she likely means the editing package, for she subsequently wrote, “we are deep into post-production on #TheWitcher S2.” How much is left to be finished remains to be seen, but Hissrich’s upgrade sounds promising.
Back in London. Back in the (small dark loud) rooms where it happens. That's right, we're deep into post-production on #TheWitcher S2, and I'm so fucking excited. ❤️⚔️????
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) May 10, 2021
Last month, Netflix’s CEO supported The Witcher season 2 is expected to premiere in the final quarter of 2021, or any place within the October-December time frame. A fantasy show such as The Witcher is likely to need a whole lot of post-production work, together with particular effects, editing, and scoring all taking a significant quantity of time. Bearing that in mind, the end-of-year projection feels accurate. The Witcher was first established in December, so it would make sense to fall season 2 around precisely the same time. This would mean it arrives a whole 2 years after the first.
Netflix is coming from two high-profile series debuts with Shadow and Bone and Jupiter’s Legacy, so it isn’t precisely wanting in the originals department. However, the streamer will probably be thankful to provide some fresh content for their biggest shows after suffering so many flaws. Stranger Things season 4 remains a ways off, The Umbrella Academy season 3 remains in production, and The Crown season 5 won’t premiere until 2022. Because of this, there are a chance The Witcher may be Netflix’s largest returning original of this year. Bearing that in mind, it is comforting to know the show is continuing with post-production and looks to be making very good progress.