The Witcher Season 2: The web series titled ‘The Witcher’ is a popular drama on Netflix. If you wish to know more about the release date, plot and cast of the second season of ‘The Witcher’, you need to read the entire length of the article.
It all happened when Netflix announced the second season of the fantasy drama ‘The Witcher’ even before the release date of the first season on December 20, 2019
As second season is all about to commence, Netflix has now confirmed that there is going to be third season of the web series which is currently under production.
Most of the web series that are coming up are based on novels. And so, those who don’t often like to read them, they can easily have them visually through web series. While we are talking about novels, Netflix’ ‘The Witcher’ is based on such a novel by Andrzej Sapkowski who’s a Polish author.
This web series is also based on video game which is actually developed by CD Projekt Red and then published it on CD Projekt on OS X and Microsoft Windows. You can easily watch the series on any two platforms.
It was on December 2019 when the first season of ‘The Witcher’ was first premiered. After the first season of the series became successful, fans looked desperate to have the second season as well. The makers also decided to come back with the second season of ‘The Witcher’.
Slowly and steadily, The Witcher Season 2 became one of the most anticipating shows on Netflix. At the moment, there is some great news for the audience because Netflix has already announced that the web series will have 3 seasons (overall). As the second season is shortly going to be premiered, the third season of the show is already under production.
With that, you can imagine the kind of anticipation among audience regarding the web series to be premiered on Netflix. Take a look at some more details of the web series below.
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The Witcher Season 2: Plot
What’s going to be the plot of The Witcher Season two? Well, nothing can be said at the moment. But if you look at the season one, it was entirely based on ‘Sword of Destiny’ and ‘The Last Wish’. These are the first two collections of short stories and will be based on ‘The Witcher Saga’.
Now, it is being expected that the second season of the web series is going to be based on the official book in The Witcher Saga titled ‘Blood of Elves’.
This is what Bagiński tweeted about the same, “It’s more streamlined because all the three storylines are now in the same timeline so, I think it makes it a little more straightforward, but in a very good sense. I think it will be a very strong season. We also learned so much on the first one about the world, the characters and about what story we wanted to tell” he said.
Schmidt Hissrich tweeted, “She can’t wait to dig deeper into Cahir and Fringilla in S2…who they are, why Nilfgaard is important to them, and where they’ll go from here…. It’s one of my favorite parts of the new season”.
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The Witcher Season 2: Production Details
The Witcher is such a web series made on graphics and also has a pretty cool scenery.
It was in January 2020 when The Witcher tweeted that Netflix is expected to build an entire town for the web series at Arborfield Studios, UK. The source says that they have so far produced the web series in many countries like Budapest, Hungary and Scotland.
It was in February 2020 when the filming was actually started. But after running for a month, it took a halt in March 2020 mainly due to pandemic. After the gap, the makers again started filming the project from August 17, 2020.
On Nov 3, 2020, Henry Cavill wrote on Instagram, “England returns to Lockdown on Thursday so it is time for me to depart Yorkshire and The extraordinary North, and head back down South to continue shooting in the studio. Thank you for hosting all of us on season 2 of The Witcher. Hopefully, I shall return to your hills, dales and fells soon. Stay strong and stay safe, my friends.”
The production of the series again had to be halted as Henry Cavill was injured who suffered a minor injury in his leg muscle. Finally, the filming of the show was wrapped up in May 2021.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
Looking at the desperation among fans regarding the web series, the makers have released its release date that falls on December 17, 2021. On the occasion of WitcherCon virtual event held in July 2021, Netflix finally confirmed that ‘The Witcher’ season two will premiere on Netflix on Dec 17, 2021.
The Witcher Season 2: Cast
As per the update, most of the cast members of The Witcher Season 2 are going to come back for the second season.
In addition to this, there will be some new faces as well. For example, Henry Cavill will make an entry in season two in one of the lead characters.
In the same ways, his co stars Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra will also join he show.
After Thue Ersted Rasmussen left the show due to his date issues, Basil Eidenbenz will take his place. Take a look at the entire star cast of The Witcher Season 2.
- Royce Pierreson (Istredd)
- Terence Maynard (Artorius)
- MyAnna Buring (Tissiana)
- Eamon Farren (Cahir)
- Anna Shaffer (Triss Merigold)
- Joey Batey (Jaskier)
- Freya Allan (Ciri)
- Anya Chalotra (Yennefer)
- Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia)
There are some other names to the above cast. For example, Kristofer Hivju (Games of Thornes actor) will also join the cast as Nivellen. Edward Rowe may also join the cast as King Henselt. But these are only rumors.
- Kristopher Hijvu (Nivellen)
- Carmel Laniado (Violet)
- Agnes Bjorn (Vereena)
- Aisha Fabienne Ross (Lydia)
- Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Eskel)
- Mecia Simson (Francesca)
- Joel Adrian (Hemrik)
- Yasen Atour (Coen)
- Paul Bullion (Lambert)
The Witcher Season 2 Trailer
It was in the month of July when the makers decided to release a full 2 minute long teaser trailer at the WitcherCon event.
The trailer showcases Ciri (Freya Allan) and Geralt (Henry Cavill) who are seen together after a long time. They were seen searching for each other in the first season.
In the 2nd season, the couple tends to spend time at the Witcher castle ‘Kaer Morhen’. It’s the same place from where demon-hunters spend the winter and Witchers operate. on the other hand Ciri is now Witcher in training.
Again, in the month of September, Netflix chose to release yet another trailer that includes clips from season one along with some crucial glimpses from season two.
It also includes a sneak peak at Kim Bodnia‘s Vesemir. Take a look at the trailer below.
It was on October 29, 2021, Netflix decided to release its second official trailer. After the release of the trailer, it received huge response from the audience.
Although, there were a few who also criticized them for inserting a rap song in the fantasy series. You can watch the trailer below.
The Witcher Franchise
It was in the month of August when Netflix finally decided to release the anime movie titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The film depicted Vesemir in the lead role. And now, ‘The Witcher’ franchise happens to be the second season of the ongoing series.
There are also some rumors that say The Witcher: Blood Origin (a prequel) is currently being filmed at a number of locations throughout the UK. It’s known to be a miniseries that was set over 1200 years ago before the release of original series.
The season is going to showcase the creation of the first Witcher. It will also showcase the events that actually led to the “Conjunction of the Spheres”. However, season three is already under production.
Fans are currently waiting for upcoming movie and season 2. The Witcher is currently being streamed on Netflix. The above series is also being said to be a Netflix’ to Game of Thrones.