After a long year of changes and surprise challenges, Netflix announced that production of The Witcher Season 2 is finally complete. To celebrate the moment, Netflix shared a brief look behind the scenes at the work that was done on creating the next season, including the forests in which it was filmed and the changes the team had to make during the pandemic.
The first season of The Witcher was a success for Netflix, but the second season was postponed because of the pandemic. Filming began in February 2020, giving the team just a few weeks before the pandemic was declared and production was temporarily suspended.
Production did not restart until August 2020, but experienced several additional delays when some people on the project tested positive for COVID-19. Things have finally calmed down, however, and the new Netflix video reveals that the production was able to last 158 straight days with at least one unit running.
As shown in the brief behind-the-scenes video that Netflix shared this week, the team had to wear masks and face shields. Although short, the video gives viewers a glimpse of the work it took to make this show possible, including the huge lights suspended in a dark forest at night.
Filming took place at 15 different locations and involved more than 1,200 crew members working alongside 89 cast members. With the end of production, comes confirmation that The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on Netflix this year, but the company has not yet revealed a specific release date.