UPDATED: Production start date of The Witcher Season 2; Istredd to return and a new costume designer

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If you’ve been following our news closely, you’ll remember that we’ve already reported on the approximate production dates for Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher. Now we know the exact date when the next season of the series enters production.

We’ve learned via a production agency list that filming is currently planned to start on February 17, 2020. As per our previous report, filming may wrap in early August, but that remains unconfirmed.

Monday, February 17th seems like a good date to start.

Keep in mind that these dates always shift for various reasons, so even February 17 may not be the final one yet. For comparison, Season 1 was planned to enter production on October 18, 2018, then got pushed back to November 5, then pushed forward again to October 29.

Additionally, Doctor Who and Jamestown costume designer Lucinda Wright will be joining the crew in the next season (via her CV). Her exact role in The Witcher is unknown. Has she been tapped to help the first season’s costume designer Tim Aslam or will she be replacing him from now on? We wouldn’t be quick to assume anything just yet.

Lucinda Wright

Andrew Laws, production designer for Season 1, will also be back according to his IMDb page.

UPDATE: Royce Pierreson, who plays Yennefer’s love interest Istredd in the show, has confirmed he has already begun preparations for The Witcher season two via his Instagram page. This would confirm that Istredd will indeed return for another season.

The picture he shared features a sword covered in runes, which is certainly interesting!

With filming to start soon, casting is expected to begin shortly as well. It might already be well underway. Sophie Holland and her team could already know who will play key roles such as sorceress Philippa Eilhart and spymaster Sigismund Dijksta. As Redanian Intelligence, it will be our duty to find out!

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