Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner for The Witcher, says the story for season two has been impacted as a result of the shutdown.
The Witcher season one was a huge hit for Netflix and fans have been eagerly looking forward to seeing season two of the fantasy series. The shutdown has affected The Witcher like it has many shows and movies and apparently, this includes impact the story for season two.
Speaking to The Wrap, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich says changes have been made as a result of the current events: “It’s going to impact story. It will have to. But one of the best things about being a writer on set is that I’m there to make those changes as we need them.”
Production for The Witcher season two resumes in August in the UK. Hopefully, the show can get quickly back on track and deliver the next installment in a timely fashion.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other cast members include Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Emma Appleton, Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Maciej Musiał, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Anna Shaffe.
New cast members for season two include Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, 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.