The Witcher season 2 was probably supposed to be on Netflix by today, but Covid-19 limitations slowed down filming last year. The show went on, though, and The Witcher season 2 finished shooting in early April 2021 and is currently well into post-production. All that’s left now is to get post-production to conclude and for Netflix to decide on a date to launch the new episodes. We’ll be watching The Witcher season 2 before the end of 2021.
Netflix has ordered a third season of The Witcher, too, so this won’t be the end of Geralt’s TV adventures. We’re pretty happy about that news. We had been skeptical going into the first time, but Henry Cavill turned out to be an inspired choice to play gruff but finally fond monster slayer Geralt, and Joey Batey was excellent as the bard Jaskier (aka Dandelion). The stories, of course, were familiar to people who’ve read the Witcher novels and played the matches, and it was fun seeing a brand new take on these. (And as a bonus, it introduced a new phrase into the pop culture lexicon, which can be useful if you want to casually ask for 1-to-25 pennies )
In The Witcher season two, the story should progress in a few intriguing ways now that season 1 has put the point. This is what we understand about it.
What Is The Witcher Season 2’S Release Date?
Filming for The Witcher Season two began in April 2020. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, production was stopped before August 2020. After picking back up, filming eventually concluded in April 2021, which means that additional delays are unlikely. While there is still no official launch date as of yet, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos has said fans can expect the next season to fall by the end of 2021.
The Witcher season 2 cast: who’s new?
Four familiar witchers are joining the cast for season 2. Firstly, Geralt’s grizzled old father figure Vesemir will create an appearance, performed with Kim Bodnia. He’s the oldest and most adorable living witcher on the planet on top of being the man who raised Geralt at Kaer Morhen at a young age–he made Geralt the witcher he’s today (literally). Another three are Eskel, who will be played by Thue Posted Rasmussen, sarcastic jerk witcher Lambert, that is played by Paul Bullion, also Ciri’s sword combat trainer Coën, who will be played by Yasen Atour.
Another interesting casting: Kristofer Hivju will perform Nivellin. Fans of the novels will probably recognize that name from The Last Wish, among the most popular Witcher stories. Hivju, who played with Tormund Giantsbane at Game of Thrones, is as close as it comes to ideal casting.
Here are some other new faces for season 2:
- Philippa Eilhart – Cassie Clare
- Dijkstra – Graham McTavish
- Since – Chris Fulton
- Codringher – Simon Callow
- Ba’lian – Kevin Doyle
- Fenn – Liz Carr
- Nenneke – Adjoa Andoh
- Francesca – Mecia Simson
- Lydia – Aisha Fabienne Ross
- Eskel – Basil Eidenbenz
- Lambert – Paul Bullion
- Vereena – Bjorn
- Coën Agnes – Yasen Atour
- Queen Meve – Rebecca Hanssen
- King Henselt – Edward Rowe
What’s The Witcher Season 2’S Plot?
Primarily adapting the Blood of Elves and Time of Contempt novels, Season two promises to take audiences to Kaer Morhen, a training ground for witchers and Geralt’s childhood home. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich also teased that the series will investigate Geralt and Ciri’s relationship compared to books.
Netflix has released a formal synopsis that provides fans a taste of what they can expect in the upcoming episodes:
In addition to this plot synopsis, photos from The Witcher Season two have teased The Wild Hunt. First introduced in Time of Contempt and established off Scandinavian mythology, the Wild Hunt is all wraith-like beings who, in the novels, chased Ciri, forcing Yennefer and Geralt to intervene and fight them off. The group and its leader, King Eredin, were the antagonists of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.