The first Covid lockdown hit the production of the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher in unexpected ways. Not only production had to be delayed, but there were departures among the crew and cast and replacements had to be made.
One such case was with director Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels, House of the Dragon) who originally was set to direct episodes 6 and 7 of the second season. Patel left the project on good amicable terms, we were told, but someone had to step in and that was Louise Hooper (Holby City, Cold Feet, Flesh and Blood).
As far as we can tell, Hooper began her work on The Witcher on location in October and that was when we first revealed she was the replacement for Geeta Patel. She even posted several pictures from there. More recently there was some confusion as to whether Hooper simply took over Patel’s episodes or maybe perhaps some episodes were rearranged between other directors as well.
Now we can say for certain that Louise Hooper is indeed directing episodes 6 and 7 of The Witcher Season 2 as confirmed by her own CV.
As a reminder, here is a list of The Witcher’s Season 2 directors and their respective episodes:
- Episode 1: Stephen Surjik
- Episode 2: Stephen Surjik
- Episode 3: Sarah O’Gorman
- Episode 4: Sarah O’Gorman
- Episode 5: Ed Bazalgette
- Episode 6: Louise Hooper
- Episode 7: Louise Hooper
- Episode 8: Ed Bazalgette
The Witcher Season 2 is currently in its final weeks of production for a release later this year. Stay tuned for more news!