Netflix has renewed The Witcher series for a second season. Season 1 which was released in December 2019 made Netflix’s list of most-watched shows of 2019, and with good reason.
Set in a medieval land known as ‘The Continent’, The Witcher has all aspects of a good medieval fantasy – swords, monsters, witches, swearing, and sex. A witcher is a human who, with the help of medieval science and magic, is mutated in order to be able to gain superhuman strength and abilities, which they use to hunt down monsters in return for a bounty. The show follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who roams the Continent seeking one bounty after another, and how fate makes him cross paths with the mage Yennefer and the Princess Ciri.
The show is based on the books of the same name written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and also taking inspiration from the Witcher games, which are also based on the books and which had initially made the franchise famous globally.
If you binged the entire first season during Christmas and can’t wait for another, here’s all you need to know about the upcoming Netflix’s Witcher season 2.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
An official release date has not yet been set for season 2 of The Witcher, but showrunners have said it will release mid-2021. Filming for season 2 which had to be stopped due to COVID-19 resumed this August and is setting the show on a course for a 2021 release.
The show even announced the resuming of production via this unusual Twitter post on their official handle :
I’m dusting off my lute and quill,
I have some news, some mead to spill:
After all the months we’ve been apart
It’s time for production to restart.
The Witcher and his bard – who’s flawless,
Will reunite on set 17 August.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) June 22, 2020
The Witcher Season 2 Plot:
Season 1 of The Witcher weaved together multiple storylines, mainly those of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, and gave us the general lay of the land of the world the show is set in. Although still somewhat confusing, it is somewhat ample and people who have no clue about the books or game could enjoy the season just as well.
Season 2 however, will likely be more streamlined, with season 1 acting as an introductory season. It will more likely be less diverse and focussed on Geralt and Ciri’s fate, now that the two have finally caught up to each other following a wild goose chase that ended in the season 1 finale.
Perhaps, under Geralt’s influence, we might even see Ciri transform from a scared princess always running from conflict into a formidable force that needs to be reckoned with. People who have read the books/played the games might have a fairly good idea of what’s to come, but we do not want to spoil the show for the TV fans, so we’ll refrain from discussing that here. Moreover, we might finally get to see Geralt’s trainer Vesemir on the screen in season 2.
The Witcher Season 2 Cast
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
Freya Allan as Ciri
Joey Batey as Jaskier
MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
Tom Canton as Filavandrel
Lilly Cooper as Murta
Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin
Eamon Farren as Cahir
Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz
Terence Maynard as Artorius
Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor
Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo
Royce Pierreson as Istredd
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara
Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina.
Yasen Atour as Coen
Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
Paul Bullion as Lambert
Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
Mecia Simson as Francesca
Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
Where to Watch The Witcher
Season 1 of The Witcher, along with the upcoming season 2, will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix.