Lights, Camera, Action
The second season of The Witcher on Netflix has resumed filming. While production had initially started only a few months ago, all progress was halted due to concerns over the coronavirus. The project was forced to postpone everything and wait it out. However, it has been almost three months since these orders were given and now things are beginning to open up once again. Even the film industry. Now Geralt and his motley crew can continue their adventures without any further disruptions.
The first season of The Witcher was largely filmed in continental Europe in places like Hungary and Poland. However, this time around they have relocated to the UK. There are still a ton of questions surrounding the direction that the new season is going to take but according to the shows head producer, this season is going to present a story that is much more straightforward and easy to follow.
The second season and the ones that are bound to follow are going to be based on the original books that were written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Sapkowski has been monitoring production very closely too. Much like George RR Martin with Game of Thrones, he does not want to see his creation squandered or misrepresented.
While the first season of The Witcher was not perfect, it was certainly a breath of fresh air when it comes to movies or TV shows that are piggybacking off the success of a video game. There have been countless attempts that have crashed and burned in the past. Hopefully, The Witcher could serve as a blueprint of how to do it right. The second season was originally scheduled to be released sometime around Fall 2020 but taking the delays into consideration it would be a pleasant surprise if we are able to get our hands on it this year.