Production has restarted on The Witcher season 2, with a new set of actors joining the existing cast of the hit fantasy show.

We all knew it would do well, starring Henry Cavill and being a high-budget Netflix production, but no-one could have predicted the fantasy show being quite as popular as it is.

There’s even a song. People bloody love that “Toss a Coin” thing like it’s “Careless Whisper” or something. They’ll be hoping for more of that frolicking fun in The Witcher season 2, which has now started filming again.

Stephen Surjik, who has directed two episodes of The Witcher, indicated on Instagram that filming was underway.

He wrote: “It’s T minus 3 min to ignition and lift off for our second run at Witcher S2.

“Everyone is being cautious but spirits are high. You’re looking out new covid communication system, reducing close contact among crew. Thank you Matt, Kelly Lauren and Netflix.”

As for the cast, Henry Cavill will return as Geralt of Rivia, and he will be joined by Anya Chalotra as sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allen as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier.

There will also be new characters though, played by the stellar likes of Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca.

More recently, the official Witcher Twitter account revealed that the series would be going back into its production phase after it was halted due to the global health crisis.

They wrote:

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“.

It’s great news for those who had The Witcher fill the void that Game of Thrones no longer can – nor could in its last season – and more good news for Netflix, who I’m sure are set to make even more money in the coming year because of this.

We’ll keep you updated to any more teasers and the like.

Images via Netflix