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The Witcher Star Anya Chalotra Says Season 2 Yennefer Will Be Unique

By Soniya Hinduja
December 3,2021

Anya Chalotra, who plays the character of Yennefer in Netflix’s The Witcher series, reveals how her character will be slightly disparate in Season 2. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and short stories, The Witcher Season  1 premiered on Netflix in 2019. Shortly after its release, the show received immense admiration for its action-packed sequences, world-building, and remarkable cast for some of the most compelling characters picked from the source materials. Because the series became instantly popular, Netflix decided to renew the series for a second season. Which is all scheduled for its anticipated December release. 

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in Season 1

The Witcher’s lead star Henry Cavill has been highly praised as Geralt, the monster hunter. Time and again, Cavill’s performance is complimented for the way he portrays the impassive persona of his character. While additionally adding an element of aggressive masculinity. On the other hand, Anya Chalotra’s performance as Yennefer has hooked fans on her enigmatic and equally dominating screen presence. 

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The Witcher’s Yennefer, played by Anya Chalotra.

Yennefer’s story saw a strange and mysterious end towards the season 1 finale. She was not heard from after she disappeared during the Battle of Sodden Hill. However, we know she is making an intriguing return in Season 2. From what we have seen in the Season 2 trailer, following Season 1, it is the Nilfgaardian forces who will stumble upon Yennefer in the forest. Although, we are yet to see how the sorceress managed to remain alive. 

What Chalotra has to say about her character in the upcoming season 

Recently, Anya Chalotra sat in an interview with Digital Spy. And in conversation, the actress revealed how Season 2 Yennefer would be unlike Season 1. But she also comforted the fans by adding that the essential vibe of her character would stay the same. Chalotra revealed that the new season would have certain instances that would affect Yennefer—ultimately changing her interpretation of some things and people. In addition, Chalotra said that this would allow fans to understand her character better. Here is Chalotra’s full comment on the topic:


“She’s the same Yennefer. She doesn’t take no for an answer. Where there’s a will there’s a way, that will never change. But there are a lot of things this season – or, people this season – that really change her perspective on things. So, you get deeper into Yennefer.”

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A still from season 2 showing a battle-scarred Yennefer

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Chalotra chooses to remain silent about the exact instances of characters in the upcoming season that lead Yennefer to alter her stance. Although, many new characters are making their presence in The Witcher Season 2 known. These include Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju), Coen (Yasen Atour), Vereena (Agnes Bjorn), Lambert (Paul Bullion), Eskel (Basil Eidenbenz), Lydia (Aisha Fabienne Ross), Francesca (Mecia Simson), and Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). 

How Yennefer’s story advances in Season 2

Nonetheless, when it comes to the fans’ beloved characters like Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer, the details about their individual stories are still kept in store for when the show airs. But we can assume that the new characters will undoubtedly be complicated. While some might pose as an ally, others might put to trial sorceress Yennefer’s very outlook on the world. Though thankfully, Yennefer will still retain some of her best personality traits. Ones that made fans admire her so much in the first season. For instance, her determination and unwavering ordinance. 

The last we saw of the sorceress was during the Battle of Sodden Hill. After struggling with the inner chaos of her magic, Yennefer disappeared. And it is still unclear how she managed to sustain following that fateful end. Although, it makes sense that an event as horrifying as that one would have consequences on her perspective on life as we move ahead. 


Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in The Witcher Season 2

Yennefer was one of the primary characters in Season 1. And now, with Season 2, the show has plenty of potentials to explore her character with newer depth. While also experimenting with different scenarios from the magical lore of the books. This way, the show will allow the audiences to become familiar with sure regards of the character that they have not yet seen. Apart from this, Season 2 can also focus on fleshing out the intensity of the relationship between Geralt and Yennefer. Which will eventually make the two characters grow as people. 

The Witcher Season 2 is releasing on Netflix on December 17, 2021. So really, fans do not have to wait long enough to see Yennefer’s story unfold in new ways.