It hasn’t been a month since we discovered the first director of Season 2 Netflix’s The Witcher. Stephen Surjik took it to social media to reveal photos from Isle of Skye, a gorgeous location where some of the new season’s scenes will be filmed likely with Henry Cavill himself. Later, we revealed two more (Ed Bazalgette and Sarah O’Gorman) and now we finally know all of them!
The fourth director of The Witcher Season 2 is the Emmy-nominated Geeta Patel. Patel has worked on drama and comedy productions such as Meet the Patels, The Runaways, Santa Clarita Diet, Superstore and more. It is unknown how many episodes she will direct, but the likeliest number is two.
With Geeta Patel, the lineup of the Season 2 directors is now full. Each are likely to direct two episodes:
- Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom, Doctor Who)
- Sarah O’Gorman (Jamestown, Cursed)
- Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels, The Runaways)
- Stephen Surjik (Daredevil, The Umbrella Academy)
As you can see, there are no returning directors from Season 1. Alik Sakharov, who directed three episodes wasn’t likely to return since he had been replaced by Marc Jobst in the middle of the production. Jobst has previously stated that his schedule doesn’t allow him to direct any Season 2 episodes. Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brandstrom are likely busy too.
The Witcher Season 2 enters production on February 17 and will wrap in August for a 2021 release.
1 comments on “Full director lineup of The Witcher Season 2 revealed”
Welp, I was withholding my opinion until we heard what the full directorial roster would be… but now I can safely say that episodes 1 and 2 of season 2 will probably be the most concise and coherent episodes of all of season 2. And then the quality will start declining slowly but surely until the last 2 episodes have to wrap everything up… Just like season 1.
Ed Bazalgette is familiar with The Witcher’s theme thanks to his work on The Last Kingdom, and has a solid grasp on carrying a story along thanks to his input with Doctor Who.
Sarah O’Gorman has directed fantasy before, but shows based on King Arthur are about as paint-by-numbers as you can get when it comes to fantasy.
I’m not sure hiring Geeta Patel, a comedy director, for a fantasy adventure series is the best idea.
And finally, Stephen Surjik (the guy who directed Wayne’s World 2) seems like a benchwarmer from Netflix. He was available, and only 80% of the projects he’s worked on have been cancelled.
I hope this roster can prove me wrong, but I’m not holding my breath.