Since Netflix's The Witcher announced back in March that production on the second season was being shut down (like dozens of others) over the growing COVID-19 pandemic as well as new second-season cast member Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) testing positive, fans have waited patiently on the word when Henry Cavill (Justice League), Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders), Freya Allan (The Third Day), and cast members old and new would be back to filming. On Monday morning, they heard what they were waiting to hear: The Witcher is set to resume production on August 17, after the UK government and health agencies gave their approval to new coronavirus safety rules and guidelines for production to restart. And they made the announcement in a manner that would make Jaskier (Zbigniew Zamachowski) proud, as you'll see in the tweet below:
"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."
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
Netflix's The Witcher season 2 welcomes Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) as Vesemir, Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca. Stephen Surjik (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy) has been tapped to direct the season's first two episodes, with Sarah O'Gorman (Cursed) directing the third and fourth episodes, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) directing the 5th and 8th episodes, and Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels) will direct the 6th and 7th episodes.
The first season of Netflix's The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Justice League) as Geralt, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Freya Allan (The Third Day) as Ciri, MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (Peterloo) as Murta, Jeremy Crawford (Titans) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, and Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallender) as Sabrina.