Netflix has officially confirmed a season 2 for The Witcher series, and as we now know from season 1, it will be nothing like Game of Thrones.
Based on the novels of the same name written by Andrzej Sapkowski and made popular series which are also based on said novels, this show is packed with everything a medieval fiction fan could ask for.
Based in a fictional land called ‘The Continent’, The Witcher is filled with medieval settings, gory and action-packed fight sequences, easter eggs, and also has its fair share of nudity. If you enjoyed Game of Thrones, you will definitely enjoy this, but don’t mistake it to be similar to Game of Thrones in any way, The Witcher has its own unique take on medieval monsters and heroes. Even the people who have read the novels or played the video games enjoyed the first season of the TV show, which was full of easter eggs for them to spot, and even fans new to The Witcher saga managed to enjoy the show since season 1 perfectly portrayed the world in which the saga was set.
Now with the hype for season 2 building up, here’s what we know of the upcoming season so far.
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
- Theresa 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.