The second season of Netflix series “The Witcher” will go back into production on August 17, the streamer announced today.
Deadline first revealed that the show’s UK shoot was halted in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cast member Kristofer Hivju tested positive for the virus, leading the streamer to conduct a deep-clean of the set to prevent further infection.
Slowly but surely we are starting to see some major UK projects head back into production on Brit shores. We had the scoop that Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” is set to be the first major studio movie to re-start filming proper in the UK on July 6 at Pinewood Studios, with extensive coronavirus preventative measures in place.
‘The Witcher’ shoots at Arborfield Studios, which is around 40 miles west of London. Henry Cavill stars in the fantasy drama based on the book series which has previously been adapted into a hit video game franchise.
Here’s the official twitter post confirmed the news:
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.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) June 22, 2020