The Witcher Season 2: Here’s everything you need to know about the second season of Netflix’s popular fantasy drama ‘The Witcher’.
- Netflix announced the second season of ‘The Witcher’ before the release of the first season on Dec 20, 2019.
- The second season is expected to release in 2021.
Turning a novel into a series is quite a trend these days so that those who don’t read books can enjoy through visual art. Similarly, Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ is based on a series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Not only books, but the series is also an adaption of a video game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Atari on Microsoft Windows and CD Projekt on OS X. If you are still not over this series, you can also try the other two options to be fully satisfied.
However, The Witcher Season 2 is one of the most anticipated web shows. Season 1 was premiered in December 2019 and since then fans are desperately waiting for another season. The good news is that Netflix has already renewed the drama series for Season 2. To know about its release date, cast and plot, read the full article on The Witcher Season 2.
The Witcher Season 2: Expected Plot
Season 1 was based on ‘The Last Wish’ and ‘Sword of Destiny’ which are the first two collections of short stories both preceding the main ‘The Witcher Saga’. It is expected that the second season will be based on the first official book in The Witcher Saga, ‘Blood of Elves’.
“It’s more streamlined because all the three storylines are now in the same timeline so, I think it makes it a little more straightforward, but in a very good sense. I think it will be a very strong season. We also learned so much on the first one about the world, the characters and about what story we wanted to tell” said Bagiński about the second season.
Schmidt Hissrich tweeted saying “she can’t wait to dig deeper into Cahir and Fringilla in S2…who they are, why Nilfgaard is important to them, and where they’ll go from here…. It’s one of my favourite parts of the new season”.
The Witcher Season 2: Production Update
The Witcher is all about graphics and has pretty amusing scenery. The Redanian Intelligence: The Witcher tweeted in January 2020 that Netflix built an entire town for The Witcher at Arborfield Studios, UK. Other than the UK, it is said that they are filming in many other beautiful countries such as Scotland, Hungary and Budapest. However, the filming could take place in other countries as well depending upon the plot.
The filming was officially started on February 2020 but was stopped in March 2020 as the entertainment industry was on halt due to the pandemic. They started filming again on Aug 17, 2020.
is currently on halt due to the ongoing pandemic. The filming stopped in March and is not expected to resume before August. When the UK heads into another lockdown in Nov, the production was put on halt.
Posting on Instagram on November 3, Henry Cavill wrote: “England returns to Lockdown on Thursday so it is time for me to depart Yorkshire and The extraordinary North, and head back down South to continue shooting in the studio. Thank you for hosting all of us on season 2 of The Witcher. Hopefully, I shall return to your hills, dales and fells soon. Stay strong and stay safe, my friends.”
Then production took another blow as Henry Cavill injured himself in December 2020. According to Deadline, Cavill suffered a “minor leg muscle injury”, and that the show is adapting and continuing to film. The latest we hear is that season 2 is filming at a good pace.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
The release date for season 2 is not officially announced yet. Considering a lot of delays, the show has to go through, it’s better to expect the release date in late 2021 as the filming, post-production and VFX will take time as well.
The Witcher Season 2: Cast
Most of the cast members are most probably coming back for the second season as well. However, we will also see some new faces as plenty of new cast members have been announced. Henry Cavill will be back in season two as the show’s lead character, Gerald of Rivia. His co-stars Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will also be back. Basil Eidenbenz has been cast as the new Eskel after Thue Ersted Rasmussen had to leave the show due to dates issues.
- Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
- Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
- Freya Allan as Ciri
- Joey Batey as Jaskier
- Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
- Eamon Farren as Cahir
- MyAnna Buring as Tissiana
- Terence Maynard as Artorius
- Royce Pierreson as Istredd
There are few additions to the ensemble cast. Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju is also joining the cast as Nivellen. There are rumours about Edward Rowe reportedly being cast as King Henselt.
- Paul Bullion as Lambert
- Yasen Atour as Coen
- Joel Adrian as Hemrik
- Mecia Simson as Francesca
- Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
- Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
- Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
- Carmel Laniado as Violet
- Kristopher Hijvu as Nivellen
Do we have a trailer yet?
There is no update on the official trailer of the second season. However, in Oct 2020, Netflix dropped a teaser containing all of the monsters Geralt has faced so far.
Expect more clips and trailer to be released closer to season’s release.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Movie
Netflix has officially announced that The Witcher: Movie is on its way. Yes, you heard it right. Other than season 2, fans are also eagerly waiting for an animated movie, named ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’. The film is being helmed by the same team as TV series. It focuses on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir. We are still not informed about its release date. However, the assumptions are that the movie is most probably going to hit Netflix in 2021.
Well, while we wait for season 2 and the upcoming movie, we can always binge-watch season 1 to keep the memories of this series intact. The Witcher is officially streaming on Netflix. It is Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones.