Pay a coin to the Witcher, because Netflix went to their Twitter to announce that The Witcher Season 2 officially resume production on August 17. The streaming service put on on-hold production on the sophomore season of the fantasy show after Kristofer Hivju — Game of Thrones Tormund — contracted coronavirus back in March.
From The Witcher’s Twitter Handle “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.”
In the meanwhile, Kristofer Hivju announced Kristofer Hivju his full recovery from the virus on his socials. In the upcoming The Witcher Season 2, he will portray Nivellen, a man cursed with a monstrous appearance. But he won’t be the only important character within Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels to debut in the new season. Earlier this year, the producers behind The Witcher announced that Kim Bodnia is joining the series as Vesemir. Recently, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, teased that the new characters will shed new light on Geralt’s backstory. The returning cast for the new adventures of Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia includes Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, Freya Allan’s Ciri, and Joey Batey’s unpredictable Jaskier.
The Witcher Season 2 will be available on Netflix in 2021.