The Witcher season 2 is just around the corner. Although, the production of the sequel was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the filming was also slowed down due to Henry’s minor injury during the set but the Netflix show somehow managed to wrap up filming in April 2021. You’ll be able to watch it on Netflix in December.
In The Witcher Season 1, the story started with its disoriented timeline that jumped between Andrzej Sapkowsk’s stories from the books of Witcher. The series first season was more or less pointed towards Geralt and Ciri as they spent almost the entire season looking for each other to be united finally in the end.
When Is The Release Date Of The Witcher Season 2?
Filming for the witcher season 2 has officially wrapped. The release date of The Witcher Season 2 is December 17, 2021. It will have a total of eight episodes which will be available to watch on Netflix when it releases.
Two years after season one, which was released in December 2019, the final release date for The Witcher season 2 was announced during WitcherCon in July 2021.
According to Netflix, “There are clues in the titles.” All the episodes have their titles except for the finale. Here is the following episodes list for The Witcher Season 2:
Episode 1 titled, “A Grain of Truth”
Episode 2 titled, “Kaer Morhen”
Episode 3 titled, “What is Lost”
Episode 4 titled, “Redanian Intelligence”
Episode 5 titled, “Turn Your Back”
Episode 6 titled, “Dear Friend”
Episode 7 titled, “Voleth Meir”
As for the last episode, the title wasn’t revealed and kept the finale top-secret.
The Witcher Season 2 Cast Lineup: Who’s in it?
Hissrich, the executive producer of The Witcher confirmed that the three main casts Henry Cavill (Geralt), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and Freya Allan (Ciri) will be returning for season two.
Another lineup including Triss (Anna Shaffer), Jaskier (Joey Batey), Cahir (Eamon Farren), Tissaia (MyAnna Buring), Stregobor (Lars Mikkelson), Artorius (Terence Maynard), Filavandrel (Tom Canton), Murta (Lilly Cooper), Sabrina (Therica Wilson Read), Yarpen Zigrin (Jeremy Crawford), and Istredd (Royce Pierreson) will all return for the next season.
Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh will appear as Nenneke, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Silent Witness’s Liz Carr as Fenn, Graham McTavish as Dijkstra, Kevin Doyle as Ba’lian, Simon Callow as Codringher, Chris Fulton as Rience, Yasen Atour as Coën, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Cassie Clare as Phillippa Eilhart, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.
Kim Bodnia of “Killing Eve’s” will also join the show in the next season as witcher trainer Vesemir.
Deadline also reported that Carmel Laniado (Dolittle) will play “Violet, a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”
The Witcher Season 2 Plot: What Will It Be About?
We have some bits of information from here and there for The Witchers season 2.
Netflix released the official synopsis for the next season in October 2020. It reads, “Convinced that Yennefer’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 power she possesses inside.”
According to Hissrich, she promised a “more intense” season 2. What could be more thrilling than this? Hopefully, we get to see more of Geralt and Yennefer, Ciri and Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer also including the other kingdoms which we hardly even heard about in season one, and maybe we get to see more of it in season two.
The Witcher boss explained (via Reddit): “The narrative structure was put in place so that we could tell Geralt’s short stories (the foundation of the whole Witcher world, in my opinion), while Ciri and Yennefer could also be a part of the action. Their stories don’t happen simultaneously, so we knew we needed to play with time a bit. This will definitely change in season two, as their stories have begun to converge.”
Hissrich in an interview with Pure Fandom also said: “Without spoilers, I will say that there’s a crop of new monsters, a new cost to magic, and new and unexpected pairings of our favourite characters.”
Updates 24/09/21- The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on streaming on 17th December 2021. But before that tune in to watch Henry Cavill at TUDUM as he will reveal hints on what to expect from the upcoming season.
On September 22, a video of Henry was shared on Twitter that captioned “ What was that, Henry? 👀 Get exclusive Season 2 details and much more from the world of The Witcher at #TUDUM: A Global Fan Event coming September 25 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm BST on YouTube.” Don’t miss out on this opportunity. You can check out the video below:
What was that, Henry? 👀 Get exclusive Season 2 details and much more from the world of The Witcher at #TUDUM: A Global Fan Event coming September 25 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm BST on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/Y6AI7EjOR6
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 22, 2021
The Witcher Season 2 Trailer