The Witcher filled in the vacuum created by the end of the Game of thrones. Likewise, The Witcher has Magic, violence, a myriad of characters, and a popular lead-in the shape of Henry Cavill. Unsurprisingly, it became an instant fan favorite so much that season 2 got renewed even before the first season premiered on Netflix. It’s been a while since The Witcher first premiered in 2019 and as season 2 is highly anticipated, let’s take a look at the future of the hit series.
We can anticipate season 2 to be an eight-episode spread and premiering in 2021 — though there is no official word. Here is a list of things:
Since the pandemic shut a lot of movies and Tv sets, The Witcher also got delayed. The delay led to few cast changes and numerous health concerns of the cast and crew, including the hamstring injury of Henry Cavill while on the shoot. Though he recovered quickly and others continued shooting their part as he recovered. The production for season 2 picked up the pace in 2021, and a newcomer also confirmed finishing shooting for the same. Hence fans are hoping for the best and anticipating a premiere date in 2021.
The witcher season 2 plot involves Princess Ciri and Monster-slayer Geralt travelling back to his childhood house of Kaer Morhen. Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) — the wisest and most skilled Witcher, will train Ciri. Star Yasen Atour plays Coen, who will train Ciri for sword fighting. Thue Ersted Rasmussen is replaced by Basil Eidenbenz for the role of Eskel. The sorceress Lydia will be played by Aisha Fabienne Ross, and the cursed man Nivellen is played by Kristofer Hivju, seen as Tormund Giantsbane in Game Of Thrones. Other cast includes Adjoa Andoh As Nenneke, Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart, Liz Carr as Fenn, Graham McTavish as Dijkstra, Kevin Doyle Ba’lian, Simon Callow as Codringher, and Chris Fulton as Rience.
Henry will reprise his role of yellow-eyed sterile mutant, and Anya Chalotra as witch Yennefer, Freya Allan as princess Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. We will also see Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Theresa Wilson Read as Sabrina Terence Maynard as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo. Also starring My Anna Buring as Tissaia, Jeremy Crawford as Yarpen Zigrin, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper as Murta, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz.
Season 1 introduces various characters in different storylines, and very later, they all merged into one timeline. Season 2 is anticipated to have most characters in the same storyline. According to the “Blood of Elves,” there are flashbacks, yet most of the time, the characters conjunction at the same time. The showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told The Wrap that all characters are “existing on the same timeline” in Season 2, which in turn “will be a lot easier for the audience.”
The Witcher’s season 2 showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told TV guide that this season would not include huge time leaps forward. Season 2, which is based on the book ‘Blood of Elves’’ will start with the aftermath of Sodden Hill’s battle and furthering the bond between Geralt and Ciri — the season 2 might have some time gap. But it will not skip the hilarity of the situation where dangerous loner Geralt finds himself parenting a young daughter.
We found in writing the show that we didn’t want to skip over those first months of them getting to know each other.
Most of season 1 played out Ciri’s character on the run, saving her life timidly. An image that resurfaced on the internet sees her adorning a fierce avatar shredding her princess persona. She is presumably in Kaer Morhen, training as a witcher in pants, with a sword in hand, and giving us a death stare. She has come a long way.
In a seconds-long video of season 2 released as the Monster, mash reveals a never-seen, scary-looking monster lurking with strange eyeballs and a spiked body. Franchise nerds know that casting Agnes Born as Vereena and Nivellin mean one thing: a bruxa is coming as a blood-sucking vampire. Showrunner Lauren teased pure fandom, hinting that “a crop of new monsters” is ready to take over season 2.
Yennefer and Geralt were complex, complicated, and full of a roller coaster in season 1. As season 2 will involve him taking Ciri under his wings to protect her and train her in Kaer Morhen, He does not leave behind Yennefer knowingly. He is distraught and thinks he lost her in the Battle of Sodden. The lovebirds’ reunion is widely anticipated for season 2.
One of the most gruesome truths of season 1 was making Yennefer unable to birth a baby for the cost of beauty, power, and Magic. Show very early on portrays that power comes at a price. Geralt of Rivia was an immortal beast, but he too was sterile. Princess Ciri’s powers also caused a commotion. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich hinted there is “a new cost to magic” in Season 2.
Nonetheless, fans are sitting on the edge of their seats to get a glimpse of The Witcher season 2. Netflix is helming the Magical saga as one of their most anticipated projects with many spin-offs and prequel in the makes. For fans dying to get a brink of the magical world, we can always go back and stream The Witcher’s season1 available on Netflix.