But then The Witcher came along and reminded people that fantasy isn’t all Wind in the Willows with added prophesies, leaving people eagerly awaiting The Witcher season 2.
Well good news, as Henry Cavill has more or less confirmed that the show has gone into pre-production.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had been doing the press rounds last month, dropping one liners left right and centre about the future of the series, based on the popular fantasy book series and video games.
We already know that The Witcher has been renewed for Season 2, but in an interview with Collider, the showrunner revealed that filming could begin as early as spring (although some publications have reported that filming for Season 2 could begin as early as February 2020).
More recently, Henry Cavill took to social media to wish his fan a belated Happy New Year, along with telling them that The Witcher season 2 will go into production very soon.
He told us all:
“Hello everybody, I’m back. I have been enjoying my Christmas break, perhaps a little too much at some points, but now it is back to work.
“Pre-production will be starting very shortly on Witcher season two. I see that you’ve all enjoyed Witcher season one, thank you very much for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be giving you updates on here as time goes on.“
Exciting times, eh?
Meanwhile, in another interview with Digital Spy, showrunner Hissrich hinted that things are set to intensify for Geralt and the gang in Season 2:
“What I would say is that season 1 is very much about building blocks.
“It’s about constructing the world, and setting up these characters, and putting them on paths, and knocking those dominoes over.
“When you get to season 2, all of those things start to come to play, which is that characters start meeting each other – sometimes getting along, sometimes not.
“All those things that we set up – Geralt and Yennefer; Geralt and Ciri; Yennefer and Ciri; all of the different kingdoms that you just barely hear about in season one, start rising to the surface in season 2.
“So the storytelling is a little more intense in a way, and maybe a little more focused and driven in the journeys that we’re telling in season 2.”
A lot to look forward to then.
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