The Witcher picks up filming again after the second Covid hiatus


Following an eventful month of location shooting in Northern England, Netflix’s The Witcher was forced to halt production of its second season, when four affiliated people tested positive for Covid-19. This marked the second interruption due to the pandemic, after a months-long break in the first half of 2020. Luckily, this time it’s a much shorter one as the cast and crew of The Witcher are already back at work.

Filming has resumed yesterday night at Arborfield Studios in Reading, where the team has been building a full witcher town from scratch. We haven’t heard if any of the main cast were present for the nightshoot, but we know filming concentrated on the newly erected town.

The Witcher Crew setting up lights at Arborfield studios

It’s a relief to hear that things are picking up again and most importantly that the team feels safe enough to resume filming. When last we reported, Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra were seen filming near Frensham Little Pond. Locals had also spotted several wagons and horses in the area, which may not have been used yet. Given the sudden halt, we expect The Witcher to return to Frensham Little Pond sometime soon.

Wagons at Frensham Little Pond via Calum Mercer

The Witcher is still a long way from being done filming. As we reported earlier, the plan was to wrap principal photography by February 2021 for a possible Summer release. We can’t know what the situation will be in one or two months, but for now it’s probably safe to say the production hasn’t been pushed back by much. Stay tuned for our continued coverage on all things Witcher!

5 comments on “The Witcher picks up filming again after the second Covid hiatus”

  1. Pleased to see they’re all safe can’t wait for season 2 having read the books now waiting to see what the writers and actors transform the characters into.

  2. I hope that the whole team comes back, but with everyone protected to be able to continue with this incredible and unique work. Henry Cavill is inspiring.

  3. That’s good news, as long as everyone is safe. I’m excited about this season, especially Geralt’s and Ciri’s relationship plus Yen’s bonding with Ciri and of course Geralt and Yen scenes. Jaskier’s story is also a plus. I can’t wait to hear more about the bts.

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