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The Witcher Season Two Will Restart Filming On 17 August

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The Witcher Season Two Will Restart Filming On 17 August

Season two of The Witcher will recommence filming in mid-August after finally getting the green light to resume production.

The project was put on hold a few months ago, like pretty much every other in the TV and film industries, due to the coronavirus. However, now that the threat of the pandemic has eased somewhat, authorities have given some exceptions for productions to resume.

The cast and crew will be allowed to come together from 17 August, with the news announced in classic Witcher style - in the form of a song from Jaskier:

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A post from the official Witcher Twitter account reads:

"I'm dusting off my lute and quill
I have some news, some mead to spill.
After all the months we've been apart
It's time for production to restart.
The Witcher and his bard - who's flawless
Will reunite on set 17 August."

This will be music to fans' ears as everyone has been left in the dark about exactly when we could see the gang back together.

We won't know for a while about a release date for season two but at least the production is getting underway.

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

British culture secretary Oliver Dowden said about restarting the industry: "We've worked hard to support the industry through these difficult times and I'm delighted we've been able to agree this step forward towards getting the cameras rolling safely again."

The restarting of filming in the UK is subject to strict guidelines drawn up by the British Film Commission and the British Film Institute.

Other projects held up by the pandemic include the Matt Reeves-directed The Batman, Peaky Blinders, Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid, and the next film in the Fantastic Beasts sub-series.

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These guidelines have been signed off by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

There was so much hype and excitement for The Witcher that Netflix commissioned a second season before the first, eight-episode season aired on the streaming service late last year.

The show received favourable reviews, with leading man Henry Cavill receiving praise for his portrayal of Geralt of Rivia. Netflix revealed that a whopping 76 million households saw the show, which is a record for a first season on the platform.

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Before the pandemic hit, the second season was slated for release in 2021 and it seems like production is still sticking to that timeline. Before then, we're still expecting Netflix's tie-in animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.

That was meant to premiere this year - however, it could be pushed to next year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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