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The Witcher season 2 is resuming production on August 17

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Geralt's getting back into the monster-hunting racket after a long break. Netflix's The Witcher season 2 (opens in new tab) was paused after the coronavirus hit the UK, but with country now easing restrictions, studios are opening their doors again, including Arborfield Studios, where The Witcher is filmed. 

Plans to reopen the studio (opens in new tab) started earlier in the month, and Henry Cavill teased his impending return to work with a gym selfie (opens in new tab). Now we've got a date: August 17. 

Netflix made the announcement on Twitter with a not-quite-canon poem from Jaskier, which you can read below. 

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By the time production resumes, it will have been suspended for five months. Season 2 wasn't expected until 2021, though presumably it will now later in the year than Netflix had initially planned. There's no word on a release date yet. 

The first season aired in December, which now feels so long ago that I can barely remember it. I watched the finale in someone else's house. I gushed about it in the pub. What weird concepts! Maybe it's time for a rewatch and I'll just get people to join me on Zoom. 

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.