After a long period of filming and several major delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Witcher Season 2 has officially wrapped. The announcement emerged earlier today on social media. While the series does not yet have a confirmed release date, fans likely won’t have to wait too much longer now.
The Witcher Season 2 Officially Wraps
The first season of The Witcher was originally released on Netflix on the 20th of December, 2019. It quickly became the most-watched show in the world, dethroning Disney’s The Mandalorian. (Which had been holding the title until that point.) A second season had already been greenlit before Season 1 had even aired, and production began almost immediately. However, it has been a difficult road for the series since then.
Filming for The Witcher Season 2 began in early 2020. However, production was halted in March as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe. Actor Kristofer Hivju tested positive for the virus, and production remained on hold for weeks. In May, filming in the UK got the green light to start up again. However, filming for Season 2 didn’t resume in earnest until August. Two months later, in November, production was once again brought to a halt due to positive COVID test results among the crew. Now, months later, production has finally concluded.
It’s still unknown exactly when Netflix plan to release The Witcher Season 2. In all likelihood, fans will still need to wait several more months before the launch. Indeed, it could end up releasing very close to the original Season 1 release date in November. After all, Season 1 wrapped production in May of 2019; six months prior to its eventual release. Fans will have to wait for confirmation from Netflix as to when the series will finally become available to watch. In the meanwhile, production continues on two Witcher spin-offs; The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated film expected to release later this year, and The Witcher: Blood Origins, which is a live-action prequel series announced last year.