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The Witcher Season 2, Christmas special returns, filming started 17 August

The Wicher Season 2

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 :

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

Returning :

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.

New :

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.

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