If comparisons between The Witcher and Game of Thrones give a bad image of Netflix’s series, we have no doubt that subscribers of the platform have already devoured the first season, and are looking forward to The Witcher Season 2. With its algorithms and predictions, Netflix already knew that we were going to succumb to the charm of Geralt de Riv (well, and the muscles of its lead actor Henry Cavill too). That’s why, even before the release of its first season, The Witcher has already begun to plan its second season. Why waste time?
After watching the first episodes of the series, we accumulate questions and expectations about the fate of the characters. What does the rest of the story have in store for Geralt de Riv and the rest of the cast? Here’s everything we know about Season 2 of The Witcher, on Netflix.
Will there be The Witcher Season 2?
The wait for Season 2 of The Witcher has therefore reached new heights. However, the return of the series has been dramatically affected by COVID-19. The Witcher series had numerous filming interruptions, a character was reworked and filming took place according to a new schedule after Henry Cavill’s injury. Netflix has kept fans interested in what awaits Geralt, Ciri (Freya Allen), and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) with various teasings from Season 2 of The Witcher. But, the majority of fans are waiting to know when the new episodes will arrive.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner of The Witcher, confirmed that the series was renewed for a second season on November 13, 2019, five weeks before the release of the first season.
Production for the second season began in early 2020. But of course, we must take into account the situation that the film industry has experienced as a result of the expansion of Covid-19 in the world. In May of this year 2021, it was announced that the series was already in post-production and that it would be broadcast before the end of the year. And that was true since we recently learned that Season 2 of The Witcher is going to be released on December 17, 2021 on Netflix.
A live-action prequel spin-off called The Witcher: Blood Origin is in the works, too.
Cast of The Witcher Season 2
Lauren S. Hissrich has confirmed that Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freta Allan will be back for Season 2, which is to be expected since their characters are the main characters in the books on which the series is based. This means we can expect to see more of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri when The Witcher returns in 2021.
In addition, Netflix has confirmed the full cast of the second season of the series, which will see the return of Joey Batey (Jaskier), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Tom Canton (Filavandrel), Lilly Cooper (Murta), Jeremy Crawford (Yarpen Zigrin), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), Terence Maynard (Artorius), Lars Mikkelsen (Stregobor), Mimî M Khayisa (Fringilla), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Wilson Mbomio (Dara), Anna Shaffer (Triss) and Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina).
In addition, Adjoa Andoh (recently seen in the hit series The Bridgerton Chronicle)plays Nenneke, Cassie Clare (Brave New World) plays Phillippa Eilhart, Liz Carr (Devs) plays Fenn, Graham McTavish (Outlander) plays Dijkstra, Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) plays Ba’lian, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Codringher, Chris Fulton (The Bridgerton Chronicle) as Rience, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Born as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Mecia Simson as Francesca and Kim Bodnia as Vesemir.
Of course, we can also expect many more monsters in computer graphics and anonymous participants in orgies.
The Witcher Season 2 Trailer
The first sequence that Netflix was kind enough to share with us concerns Ciri, and while we love Geralt, we can’t forget that Freya Allan’s character is at the center of the story. His training as a sorcerer, the mastery of his occult power as well as the revelation of the secrets of his origin and his past will be the great driving force of the series, especially now that it has already been reunited with Geralt. “Fate awaits cintra’s lioness in season 2.”
In addition, as a mouthful, Netflix has offered a video montage compiling all the fantastic creatures of the series, combining those we have already seen in the first season and those we will see in the second, which we look forward to in 2021.
Now an official trailer has been released by Netflix giving us a better glimpse of what awaits us in this second season of The Witcher.
Plot of The Witcher Season 2: The official synopsis
The first season of the series was based mainly on the short story collection The Last Wish. Still, executive producer Tomek Baginski told Comicbook that the first season of the series would not be a direct adaptation of the books: “The books have a lot more material than we can stuff in the eight episodes, so we have to be very, very careful about the stories we choose to tell.” Let’s not forget that Hissrich said that the series could last seven seasons.
But the big question is what’s going to happen in the second season of The Witcher. The story will resume after the end of Season 1 and the Battle of Sodden, geralt believing that Yennefer died in battle and taking Ciri to Kaer Morhen. But the witch is far from dead. This is what we can read in the official synopsis provided by Netflix:
“Convinced that Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt de Riv takes Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, the home of his childhood, Kaer Morhen. As the continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons fight for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses in her.
There is no doubt that this new season will lead us to Kaer Morhen and the formation of the young Ciri. We also know that there will be new battles and new stories to tell. And if not, why did Henry Cavill give us a glimpse of his armor in the last image posted on his networks?