The first-ever WitcherCon was a wild success. During the Con, audiences were treated to a lot of news about Netflix’s ever-expanding adaptation of The Witcher. Also, apart from the main series, viewers got to see glimpses and trailers of the various spin-off projects as well as got to know about their development status.
As for the main witcher series, that has made even more progress than what was previously believed. Even though season 2 of The Witcher hasn’t been released yet, but Redanian Intelligence is reporting that Season 3 is currently in development.
However, it should be kept in mind that Netflix hasn’t made any sort of announcements as of yet about the future of the show.
It wasn’t known before that the series has been greenlit for a third season. However, there were reports that Henry Cavill’s contract for The Witcher extended to 5 seasons.
So considering that, it’s not a huge stretch to believe that season 3 would be greenlit already. Also, with the popularity of the Witcher, it would make sense that Netflix has already renewed it for another season.
Right now, only an official trailer for season 2 has been released. The premiere of the second season of The Witcher is still far away. In the trailer released at WitcherCon, it was revealed that Geralt and Ciri will be staying at Kaer Morhen. Also, Yennefer’s capture by Fringilla of the Nilfgaardian army was revealed as well.
The second season is all set to adapt the characters and events of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels titled Blood of Elves and Time of Contempt. Along with this, a few other short stories as well from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny will be adapted too.
In the Blood of Elves book, Geralt and Ciri spend the winter at Kaer Morhen, where the Cintran princess receives training with the help of the other members of the School of the Wolf.
As per the photos leaked during the production of season 2, it looks like this season will be different from the books. In fact, there are rumors of death and that too of a major character as well. Not to mention the fact that certain sorceresses have been reimagined too.
After several months of delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the release date for season 2 of the show was finally announced at WitcherCon. As of now, season 2 is all set to be released on December 17.
Know that this delay has not been easy for the show. Actor Thue Rasmussen who was originally cast as Eskel was forced to leave the series due to scheduling conflicts as a result of the production hiatus.
He was later replaced by actor Basil Eidenbenz when the show resumed production in August 2020. Viewers can see Eskel in Season 2 of the show alongside Coën, Vesemir, and Lambert. Not to mention the fact that there will be a new witcher as well who was created just for the show, named Henrik.
Know that along with The Witcher season 2, writers Beau DeMayo and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich are also attached to the anime tie-in movie titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
Recently, a teaser trailer of the animated movie was released. The movie will explore Kaer Morhen as well as Vesemir. The anime is being produced by Studio Mir, a South Korean animation studio. It is being directed by Kwang Il Han.
As for the prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, note that The Witcher writer Declan de Barra is attached to it. The series will have 6 episodes, and it will explore the past of the Continent as well as the cataclysmic event called Conjunction of the Spheres.
Right now, we are all waiting for the second season of The Witcher. But if Netflix announces that the show has been renewed for season 3 as well, it will certainly make fans happy. But till then, you can check out the first season of The Witcher starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Joey Batey as Jaskier on Netflix.
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