The Witcher TV series has become a smash hit on Netflix gaining may fans of both the game and the book to appreciate the show.
The Netflix original which follows the exploits of Geralt of Rivia premiered last December with Henry Cavill as the main lead. However, fans will need to wait until 2021 for the second season.
The Witcher’s executive producer and show runner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told IGN that her team considered a late 2020 release date but ultimately gave in to a release date in 2021 because the series is a big project.
The executive producer has said, “The truth is, [The Witcher] is an enormous show and it takes a long time and we realized that in Season 1 we were smashing down a lot of the post-production process, And we want to make sure that everyone on our team gets the time to do their job and do it to the best of their ability. So we’re making sure we have a lot of built-in cushion time for Season 2 so we don’t cram anything in at the last minute.”
It would seem that the reason why The Witcher season 2 has been moved is that Hissrich and her team want to perform better and make sure everyone does a good job with season 2.
Hissrich has also revealed that despite the delay until 2021, a script has already been written for all the episodes of the Witcher season 2.
It seems clear that the people working on The Witcher are focused on planning ahead as they are starting as early as now.
However right now the only thing fans of the series can hope for is that all this planning will lead to a better and more impressive season 2