Netflix’s popular series The Witcher is gearing up for its second season, which is due in 2021. Fans were hoping to see the show return a little earlier, but like most of Hollywood, The Witcher’s filming was impacted by COVID-19 and a few other setbacks. Regardless of all the setbacks, Netflix is going forward with filming and has even been teasing photos from the upcoming season.
Although not a lot is known about season 2 of The Witcher, we do have some information to wet your whistles while waiting for the newest season to drop. Here is everything you need to know about season 2 of The Witcher.
Netflix did release a little synopsis for the second season’s plot.
“Convinced Yennerfer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious powers she possesses inside.”
At the end of season one, you see Cirilla get more powerful with these unknown powers she has right before finding Geralt. It seems that in the newest season, she will begin to learn how to harness these powers with the help of Geralt and with a new confirmed character Vesemir.
Potential Release Date
We don’t officially know when the second season will drop on Netflix. In a Reddit AMA, Lauren S. Hissrich did say they don’t know when the show will come out except it will premiere in 2021. Rumors are floating around that the series will return in August 2021, but Hissrich did warn that the timeline isn’t solid due to the numerous issues with COVID-19 affecting production.
Netflix did announce that the show had returned to filming on August 17, 2020, and the first two episodes had finished filming, the show was put back on hold in November when numerous COVID positive cases happened on set. Production took another big hit when star Henry Cavill suffered an injury in December, which was labeled a “minor leg muscle injury”.
The First Images
Netflix did release some images of the upcoming season that can give fans a little clue as to what they can expect. In one photo, you see Ciri holding a weapon, which can solidify that she is training to become a Witcher in Kaer Morhen.
Recently Netflix also released the first page of season 2’s script from episode 1. The opening scene is pretty intense and will have fans hanging onto the edge of their seat for more.
As for the cast, our three main stars are returning. Fans will be happy to see Henry Cavill (Geralt), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and Freya Allan(Ciri) all returning for season 2. Netflix has also released the full cast for the season, including new and key characters.
Three new witchers will be joining this season, Lambert, Coen, and Hemrik. If fans read the book, they will already know what to expect from these new withers. Other new members include Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia as Vesemir and Kristofer Hibju from Game of Thrones’ as Nivellen.
While there isn’t a trailer out yet for The Witcher’s newest season, news is continuously coming out about the upcoming series. Hopefully, Netflix will release some more information on the upcoming season including a release date and trailer, but for now, fans can rest easy knowing the crew and cast are working hard to bring their beloved show back. While you wait, you can check out great fantasy and sci-fi shows on Netflix right now.