The Witcher season 2 will resume filming this August, Netflix has confirmed in a tweet. The fantasy drama has been on-hold since March, when new cast member Kristofer Hivju contracted coronavirus and the production of the series shut down.
Shortly after, the entire live-action TV and film industry essentially went into shutdown, save for a lucky few series that finished filming before the global pandemic kicked into high gear (The Mandalorian season 2 and The Umbrella Academy season 2, for example).
The Witcher season 2 was filming in the UK when the shutdown occurred. Here’s the poem Netflix posted to mark the news, in the style of the cult favorite bard Jaskier:
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
The Witcher season 2 is expected to release in mid-2021 on Netflix.