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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 to Resume Production in August

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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 to Resume Production in August
The Witcher” Season 2 will resume production Aug. 17, Netflix announced Monday.

The show’s Twitter account tweeted: “I’m dusting off my lute and quill, I have some news, some mead to spill: After all the months we’ve been apart, It’s time for production to restart. The Witcher and his bard – who’s flawless, Will reunite on set 17 August.”

The Henry Cavill-led Netflix series was filming its second season in the United Kingdom when the pandemic hit and production on the show — and hundreds of other series around the world — was shut down in mid March. Actor Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”), who is joining the show for Season 2, tested positive for coronavirus after everyone was sent home and the studio was shut down to go through a deep clean. At this time, no other cast or crew member has tested positive.

Also Read: 'The Witcher' Showrunner Teases Season 2: Hello Vesemir,
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The Witcher Season 2 Plot Details Revealed

The Witcher Season 2 Plot Details Revealed
Netflix wasted no time kick-starting Season 2 of The Witcher after 76 million households were noted to have watched at least some of Season 1 in the first month of its release. Filming on the sophomore run initially got underway in February, only to be quickly halted as part of an industry-wide shutdown in the UK, but it’s also reportedly one of the first projects due to restart in the country asap.

For those who enjoyed the streaming service’s take on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, an expanded cast awaits in Season 2. Joining Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra in The Witcher‘s second season are Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.

“Probably my favorite additions for Season 2 are the new witchers,” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told The Wrap.
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The Witcher Season 2 Will Introduce Geralt’s Fellow Monster Hunters

The Witcher Season 2 Will Introduce Geralt’s Fellow Monster Hunters
With news of The Witcher reportedly resuming production on its second season soon, fans of the series are eager to see what’s next for Geralt of Rivia. And in an interview with The Wrap, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed a few interesting details about the upcoming season.

For one, we’ll finally get to meet Geralt’s family, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing his biological parents. Hissrich says that we’ll be introduced to more Witchers, including Geralt’s mentor Vesemir (played by Kim Bodnia from Killing Eve) and his brothers-in-arms from the monster-hunting order. Oh, and Roach is back, too!

“When I talk about ‘The Witcher,’ I always talk about how these three characters coming together — Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer — they come together as a family. It’s the most important part of the series for me. And when you start to imagine someone’s family,
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‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Teases Season 2: Hello Vesemir, Goodbye Multiple Timelines (Video)

  • The Wrap
‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Teases Season 2: Hello Vesemir, Goodbye Multiple Timelines (Video)
A version of this story about Lauren Schmidt Hissrich first appeared in the “Race Begins” issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. It is one in a series of conversations about the effects of the coronavirus on the TV industry.

Netflix’s Henry Cavill-led adaptation of “The Witcher” was watched by 76 million households in its first month after launching last December, according to the streamer, marking the platform’s biggest series debut to date. But before the fantasy series premiered to those record numbers, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and her team were already mapping out Season 2, which received an early renewal. Production began in February in the U.K., only to stop due to the coronavirus.

In an interview last month, Hissirch revealed that Season 2 will welcome newcomers “Killing Eve” vet Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, “Game of Thrones” alum Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Born as Vereena,
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The Witcher Ep Explains Her Approach To Geralt And Yennefer’s Bond

The Witcher Ep Explains Her Approach To Geralt And Yennefer’s Bond
Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher thematically resonates with a lot of human issues, but one of the core elements that the narrative revolves around is the unique bond between Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg, two lost souls in the volatile realms of the Continent.

Netflix’s new live-action series roughly follows the same story as in the books when it comes to Geralt and Yennefer’s acquaintance. After the White Wolf’s last wish binds their fates together, the two keep bumping into each other at different intervals throughout the saga. The first season aptly depicts this by adapting two of the main short stories, “The Last Wish” and “The Bounds of Reason.” With so much yet to come from their dysfunctional and strange relationship, fans are wondering how the TV series will tackle this in upcoming seasons. Showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich recently addressed the
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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Halts Production in the UK Over Coronavirus Concerns

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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Halts Production in the UK Over Coronavirus Concerns
Netflix paused production on the second season of “The Witcher,” which is currently filming in the U.K., for two weeks on Sunday due to growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.

The Henry Cavill-led fantasy series, which began production on Season 2 last month and is set to launch its new episodes in 2021, is the latest TV show to suspend or delay production due to fears about Covid-19. You can see TheWrap’s full roundup of programs here.

On Friday, Netflix put a two-week hiatus on all of its film and TV production in North America in response to government restrictions and health and safety precautions. Obviously, “The Witcher” was not part of that particular grouping, given that it is shooting in the U.K.

Also Read: All the TV Productions Suspended or Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)

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‘The Witcher’ Breakout Joey Batey Can’t Get ‘Toss a Coin’ Out of His Head Either

  • Variety
‘The Witcher’ Breakout Joey Batey Can’t Get ‘Toss a Coin’ Out of His Head Either
If you’ve had trouble getting the “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” song from Netflix’s “The Witcher” out of your head, you can only imagine what it’s been like for Joey Batey.

“It’s pretty hellish, yeah,” says Batey, who plays Jaskier, the witty lute-playing bard who trails Henry Cavill’s Geralt in the epic fantasy series. “I think it’s a crackin’ song, but I’ve been listening to it for about a year now. I’ll get in the shower and just start going, ‘Toss a coin….’”

He feigns a grimace before admitting his latest go-to “shower song” is Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time.”

Batey’s rendition of “Toss a Coin” has inspired countless YouTube covers, especially from one particular genre, much to his delight.

“The heavy metal ones? I love them. Fourteen-year-old Joey is having a field day right now,” he says.

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The Witcher Season 2 Release Date, Cast and Details

The Witcher Season 2 Release Date, Cast and Details
The Witcher season 2 spell has been woven over at Netflix, with the proverbial coin of renewal having been tossed to the series by the streaming Valley of Plenty over a month before the premiere of season 1.

The second season of Netflix’s The Witcher was officially confirmed back in November, and with an 8-episode order, which matches the number of episodes for the hit inaugural season. Production on Season 2 will commence in London in early 2020, with a premiere set for fall 2021.

Indeed, Netflix’s gamble seems to have paid off, with The Witcher going on to become one of its biggest performers, due to a touted record-breaking 76 million household presence – notwithstanding ambiguity over the parameters for those metrics.

Indicative of Netflix’s retention of The Witcher‘s key creative personnel, Season 1 showrunner (and the show’s credited creator) Lauren S. Hissrich enthusiastically announced the Season 2 renewal, bestowing praise on the
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The Witcher Has Finally Cast Its Vesemir For Season 2

The Witcher Has Finally Cast Its Vesemir For Season 2
The Witcher is back in production, with the second season of Netflix’s hit fantasy series now taking shape as shooting continues across the UK, in addition to a few other regions. Alongside star Henry Cavill, Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) are expected to return for round two, as is the lovable bard Jaskier (Joey Batey). Nothing too surprising, then, but in addition to those four, a ton of new talent has also boarded the show.

The other week, we learned that Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju was one such new face in the cast and today, we’re happy to tell you that Netflix has found its Vesemir. Though sadly, it won’t be Mark Hamill stepping into the role, despite much demand from fans. Rather, it’s Killing Eve star Kim Bodnia. A solid choice, no doubt, but one that’s sure to disappoint all
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‘The Witcher’ Adds ‘Killing Eve’ Alum Kim Bodnia for Season 2

  • Variety
‘The Witcher’ Adds ‘Killing Eve’ Alum Kim Bodnia for Season 2
Viewers will soon have another witcher to toss a coin to.

Kim Bodnia, whom many will know from playing Villanelle’s handler on “Killing Eve,” has been cast in season 2 of “The Witcher” on Netflix.

He will play the eight-episode role Vesemir. Described as a charming relic of the witcher Golden Age, Vesemir is the oldest and most experienced witcher in the series, as well as a father figure to Geralt (Henry Cavill). As one of the survivors of The Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly exterminated the witchers, he is fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on “the Path” slaying monsters.

“I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of ‘The Witcher,'” said showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. “I have admired his unique talents in shows like ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Bridge,
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‘The Witcher’: ‘Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia Joins Season 2 Of Netflix Fantasy Drama

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‘The Witcher’: ‘Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia Joins Season 2 Of Netflix Fantasy Drama
Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) has joined the Season 2 cast of The Witcher, Netflix’s fantasy drama series starring Henry Cavill.

The series that the streamer calls its biggest new show is epic tale of fate and family — the story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

Bodnia will play Vesemir, a charming relic of the witcher Golden Age. He is the oldest and most experienced Witcher in the series, as well as a father figure to Geralt (Cavill). As one of the survivors of the Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly exterminated the Witchers, he is fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on “the Path” slaying monsters.

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The Witcher: Season Two; Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) and Others Join Netflix Series

The Witcher: Season Two; Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) and Others Join Netflix Series
A familiar face is coming to The Witcher. Netflix just announced Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju has joined season two of the TV show.

The fantasy drama centers on Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. The cast also includes Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Adam Levy.

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The Witcher Season 2 Production Has Officially Begun

The Witcher Season 2 Production Has Officially Begun
The Witcher star Henry Cavill has officially donned the white wig and returned to filming duties as Geralt of Rivia.

Indeed, production for the second season of Netflix’s hit fantasy show is now in full swing, it has been announced, with shooting taking place primarily in and around the UK. Alongside Cavill’s expected return as the titular monster hunter, co-stars Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) are back for round two, as is Geralt’s carefree bard and friend, Jaskier (Joey Batey). Nothing out of the ordinary there, then, though alongside confirmation of recurring cast members, a number of new additions have also been revealed.

Among the seven so far named is Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju, who will play a character known as Nivellen in the live-action adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling book series.

The Witcher Bts Photos Show Jaskier With His Classic Hat
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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Production Has Commenced — With Some New Faces

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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Production Has Commenced — With Some New Faces
Production officially began this month in the U.K. on Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher,” the streaming service announced today. The series was renewed for an eight-episode second season — planned to be released in 2021 — a month before its December 2019 release.

Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books (which were also adapted into a popular video game series), “The Witcher” tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, the eponymous witcher, who travels from town to town accepting missions in exchange for “coin.” The first season of Netflix’s “The Witcher” proved to be a success for the streaming platform, as it was reportedly viewed by 76 million households within the first four weeks of its release. That makes for a lot of individuals getting “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” stuck in their head.

Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill, is set to return for “The Witcher’s” sophomore season. As are
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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Production Starts in U.K., Adds Seven to Cast Including ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju

  • Variety
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Production Starts in U.K., Adds Seven to Cast Including ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju
Production on fantasy epic “The Witcher” Season 2 has commenced in the U.K., with a planned launch in 2021, Netflix announced.

The show also announced seven new cast members joining “The Witcher” for S2, including Kristofer Hivju, the Norwegian actor who played the red-bearded wilding leader Tormund Giantsbane on “Game of Thrones.”

Netflix last month claimed “The Witcher” Season 1 was tracking to be its biggest original TV series debut to date. However, that’s according to a new metric invented by the company that found 76 million member households watched at least 2 minutes of the show in the first four weeks after its Dec. 20 release.

The streamer renewed “The Witcher” for Season 2 last fall with an eight-episode order, more than a month before the freshman season hit the streaming service. The show represents “a massive new franchise that we’ll develop season after season,” Netflix chairman/CEO Reed Hastings said on the
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Netflix's The Witcher Season 2: Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2: Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far
If you're anything like us, you already can't wait for The Witcher to return on Netflix. The fantasy drama, which is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series, stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a monster-hunter whose destiny becomes bound to the sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and the

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The Witcher Season 2 Adds Game of Thrones Favorite, 6 More

The Witcher Season 2 Adds Game of Thrones Favorite, 6 More
The Witcher Season 2 is officially in production.

Netflix confirmed Friday that the hit series is filming in in the United Kingdom, and dropped some tidbits about the sophomore run.

As expected, there are many new faces headed to the series.

The new cast includes Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.

Returning to the cast for season two are Henry Cavill who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as fan-favourite Jaskier.

Also back in recurring roles are MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel,
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‘The Witcher’ Adds Seven To Season 2 Cast As Production Begins

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‘The Witcher’ Adds Seven To Season 2 Cast As Production Begins
Netflix has added new seven cast members for season 2 of The Witcher as production begins in the UK for a planned 2021 launch.

Joining the second season are Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.

Returning for season two are Henry Cavill, who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as fan-favourite Jaskier.

The series will be directed by Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) who will direct 201 and 202, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) for episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) for episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta Patel (Meet The Patels) for episodes 206 and
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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Adds ‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Kristofer Hivju, 6 More to Cast

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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Adds ‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Kristofer Hivju, 6 More to Cast
Game of Thrones” alum Kristofer Hivju is taking his talents from Westeros to The Continent. The actor, who played Tormund on the now-ended HBO fantasy series, has been cast as Nivellen on Season 2 of “The Witcher,” which went into production this month in the U.K., Netflix revealed Friday.

Other series newcomers for the second installment of the Henry Cavill-led fantasy epic, which is set to launch in 2021, include Yasen Atour (“Young Wallender”) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (“Peaky Blinders”) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (“Fast and Furious 9”) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (“The Danish Girl”) as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca.

Like Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, the characters Coen, Lambert and Eskel are witchers a.k.a. monster hunters in Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Witcher” novels, which the Netflix series is based on. Per the books, Vereena is a vampire who
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Watch: Keanu Reeves Returns In Incredible Constantine 2 Fan Trailer

Watch: Keanu Reeves Returns In Incredible Constantine 2 Fan Trailer
Keanu Reeves has played some very intriguing characters throughout his illustrious career, and one of those underrated gems is the DC favorite, Constantine. The 2005 film has since become a cult favorite and for those hoping for a sequel, YouTuber StryderHD has created an epic fan-made trailer showcasing a new chapter of the dark franchise that folks would no doubt love to see.

This tantalizing teaser of a fictional follow-up that everyone wishes were on the agenda has the DC antihero back in action taking on the forces of darkness. The fan-made creation uses John Wick footage cut with clips from the original film as well as a slew of superbly selected supernatural scenes, which all help to bring this breathtaking vision of what many would consider a Constantine sequel with no equal to life.

But what really sticks out in this video is who Constantine claims to have not seen for a long time.
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