Release Dates of New Seasons of The Witcher, The Boys, Lucifer, and Other News about Series24 July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has a significant impact on series production, although not such a great one as on filmmaking. Shooting of many shows as well as post-production were on hold, influencing the time of their release.
What series are returning to production? What series can one expect in the nearest time? Here is the list of long-expected series by Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ and the latest updates on them.
Renewal of The Witcher for second season
The first season of Netflix’s The Witcher received lots of admiration from fans even despite many obvious shortcomings. Both viewers and the streaming service have high expectations of the second season. However, filming stopped due to the coronavirus epidemic. The forced break lasts for around half a year.
Late June, a post appeared on the official Twitter page of the series, announcing the renewal of shooting on August 17.
There is no confirmed information regarding the release date of the second season. Nevertheless, rumors are swirling that it will appear on Netflix in late summer 2021.
Second Season of The Boys comes out in early spring
Released last July by Amazon Prime Video, The Boys showed an ironic take on the currently popular theme of super heroes. The series depicts a confrontation between super-powered and spoilt by impunity members of the Seven group and four “ordinary” boys that take on the task to debunk them.
Viewers warmly greeted the first season. Fortunately, the pandemic did not affect the release of the second season. A teaser trailer came out on July 8 and the first showing is scheduled for September 4.
Lucasfilm is preparing Star Wars: The Bad Batch animated series
Disney+ ordered a new animated series after the Star Wars universe from Lucasfilm studio. The Bad Batch is the continuation of the story about a squad of clones, mentioned in the final season of The Clone Wars.
The animated series is scheduled to release in 2021.
Fifth season of Lucifer comes out in August
On July 13, a fully-fledged trailer of Lucifer’s fifth season by Netflix appeared on the web. The first half of the series will appear on the streaming service on August 21. Overall, the season will consist of 16 episodes. Besides, the show resumes for the sixth season, the final one.
The series narrates how once upon a time the Devil decided to go for a vacation in Los Angeles. There he met a charming and mysterious police officer Chloe Decker and joined her investigation of crimes as an unofficial expert and partner.
Transformers: War for Cybertron animated series rolls out in July
Netflix planned to premiere the first season of Transformers: War for Cybertron animated series in June 2020. But the pandemic influenced the production and the release was rescheduled to July 30. There are plans to make three seasons of the War for Cybertron. The first one is called Siege and consists of six episodes.
The animated series will tell about the civil war in Cybertron, which broke out between the Autobots and Decepticons that once lived together in peace. Optimus Prime and Megatron will lead the battle.
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