The Witcher season 2 finishes filming in the UK

The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes
The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes /

The Witcher has wrapped production on season 2, and now comes the wait while the lengthy post-production process gets underway on the wildly popular Netflix fantasy series starring Henry Cavill. Variety reports that filming, which took place in the UK, has come to an end after the pandemic wreaked havoc on the production schedule.

Netflix revealed the summary of The Witcher season 2 and it picks up right after season 1 ended. “Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.”

The Witcher season 2 will continue to follow Geralt of Rivia’s journey

Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, The Witcher gave Netflix a big boost in 2020 while many people were home due to the pandemic. The books, which gave rise to a popular series of video games, are a much-beloved franchise already, and the show has become a welcome addition to The Witcher family.

Filming the second season took longer than expected after several delays, including cases of COVID-19 on set, production pauses due to lockdown in the UK and an injury Cavill sustained. Cavill injured his leg muscle and was sidelined for a while, but production was able to work around his injury until he was ready to return.

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is eager for fans to see the finished product after all of their hard work filming. “It has been fantastic to shoot The Witcher here in the U.K.,” she said. “We have filmed at some incredible locations including Fountains Abbey, Blea Tarn, Hodge Close, Frensham Ponds, and of course, our comforting home at Arborfield Studios.”

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