The Witcher is a fantasy drama series that became the most popular series on Netflix in 2019 (in the UK). Based on a book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has had a lot of success, fencing off comparisons with Game of Thrones, another fantasy book-based gory drama. Netflix had already announced a renewal even before the first season premiered on December 20, 2019. If only we were as confident as Netflix on this! Damn right we are. Filming is all set to start from August this year.
Here is everything we know about the upcoming season.
The Witcher Season 2: Release Date
You already know it; Coronavirus delayed the production of the new season, so wait until 2021 to get it over your screens. Per The Wrap, the shooting had begun; they had to shut it down after six weeks into the season. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said, “But we have a very international crew and it wasn’t just about the health of our crew and our cast, but also getting them back home to their families. So that was at the forefront for us.”
The filming is ready to take place in August, confirmed by the official twitter account of The Witcher.
The Witcher Season 2: Cast
The return of some of the key characters in Season 2 was announced in November 2019 before the release of the first season.
Henry Cavill will re-appear as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg. Other returning actors include Anna Shaffer (as Triss), Joey Batey (as Jaskier), Eamon Farren (as Cahir), MyAnna Buring (as Tissaia), Lars Mikkelson (as Stregobor) among others.
New additions are to join the cast:
- Game of Thrones actor, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
- Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia as witcher trainer Vesemir.
- Peaky Blinders’ Bullion as Lambert
- Fast and Furious 9’s Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
These and a few others will be seen in the new season. Game of Thrones Night King Vladimír Furdík, who played The Witcher’s first choreographer, will not be returning for the second season.
The Witcher Season 2: Plot
Season one was based on a collection of short stories, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, that come before the Witcher saga. It is suggested that Season 2 will take its plot from A Grain of Truth and Blood of Elves, another set of stories by Sapkowski. Rumors have it that Geralt and Ciri will be traveling to Kaer Morhen which is the ancestral home of the witchers. There, they meet Nivellen, a man-turned-beast.
In an interview with RadioTimes, Hissrich said, “A lot of what we’ve set up in season one will come into play in season two.” “We will get into some stuff from Blood of Elves. But I also think there are things that we wanted to adopt from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny that we didn’t have time to do.”
Season 2 will also likely have a linear approach with all of the characters in the same timeline, unlike the time- jumps that dominated the previous season.
The Witcher Season 2: Trailer
It is still early for the trailer to release. We will probably see it at the end of the year.