The Witcher and You – two of Netflix’s biggest hits – have seen their production disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. But their arrival is approaching …
Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Global Head of Content at Netflix, revealed in an investor video on the company’s financial results that new seasons of The Witcher and You will be uploaded in the final quarter of the year. They will be joined by season 4 of Cobra Kai which is gaining ground in the hearts of fans.
“What happened at the start of the year was that a lot of the projects that we hoped to get out sooner were postponed due to post-production delays due to Covid. We should find a much more stable state in the second half of the year … “he said in the video.
“It will definitely be in Q4 where we have the new seasons of some of our most popular series like The Witcher, You and Cobra Kai as well as event films coming in a little later than expected like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead. . ” Ted Sarandos concluded.
The Witcher has just completed production of its second season. Filming started in February 2020 but had to stop quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic. These unforeseen events led to changes to the cast, causing the departure of Thue Ersted Rasmussen. The Danish actor was to play Eskel, a witcher and traveling companion of Géralt de Riv. Production resumed in August 2020, but was halted again in November due to several positive cases of Covid-19.
As for You, the series was renewed for a third season in January 2020. The psychological thriller starring Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti, was in production in Los Angeles in December when new Covid bans hit again. This resulted in a return to the set at the end of January.