Recently, the streaming platform announced that it was on track to become the platform’s “biggest season one TV series ever”. In its shareholder letter for Q4 2019, they revealed that in The Witcher’s first four weeks of availability, 76 million “member households chose to watch”.
Fans of the show were delighted to hear a season two was on the way, and now we know that filming officially kicks off on 17th February, and will take place over five and half months, spanning at least four key locations in Scotland, England, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The UK is where most of the action is predicted to take place, with the idyllic Isle of Skye in Scotland serving as the main location.
Details about the upcoming season are sparse, but we do know that Henry Cavill will be returning as the titular Witcher.
Furthermore, GoT actor Kristofer Hivju is widely tipped to star after his name appeared on a post by the show’s director.
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.
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.“
This also comes after the news of a new Witcher story in the works.
Netflix announced the news on Twitter recently and fans are already losing it. Netflix tweeted:
“The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.”
Sadly no release date has been confirmed by the streaming service, as of yet, nor any further information than what’s in that tweet, but I’m already excited.
I need more Geralt in my life.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public humiliation to his family's good name.