We do know that the Witcher season 2 will most likely be eight episodes long and will air in 2021, but there has been a lot of changes in the television industry since the second season’s announcement. Here is everything we know about the second season of The Witcher:
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich created The Witcher, a Polish-American fantasy drama streaming television series. It is based on the same-named book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra star in the series.
The Witcher tells the storey of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri, who are fated to meet on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as “the Continent.”
The first season aired on Netflix in its entirety on December 20,2019, and consisted of eight episodes. It is based on the short story collections The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, which come before the main Witcher saga. Netflix announced a second eight-episode season for 2021 before the first season was even released.
What’s Going to Happen in The Witcher Season 2?
It’s been reported that Ciri will take centre stage, as predicted. Freya Allan as Ciri in The Witcher Season 2 has a completely new look, both in terms of her wardrobe and her voice, as seen in an early picture. In this picture, the exiled princess is presumably in training at Kaer Morhen, complete with sword, practical pants, and a look that says she’s not to be trifled with.
Geralt, believing Yennefer died at the Battle of Sodden at the end of the first season, takes his young mystical charge to Kaer Morhen, his childhood haunt. If the games are any indicator, expect some stunning, sweeping views of Geralt’s house.
There Will be One Timeline in Season 2!
Season 1 of The Witcher skipped around in time without making the jumps visible, and the characters weren’t visibly aged to reflect the passage of time. Netflix had to issue a “fast crash course” timeline via Twitter.
The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told The Wrap that in Season2, all of the characters will “exist on the same timeline,” which “will be a lot simpler for the viewer [to] follow and understand.” That’s not to say there won’t be flashbacks, but Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will all be on the same timeline.
It also appears that Ciri and Geralt’s initial bonding, which was largely overlooked in the novels, will be discussed more in season 2. Hissrich told TV Guide, “We didn’t want to overlook the first months of them getting familiar with each other because that’s the fun part.”
Season 2 of The Witcher will be followed by a Witcher animated film.
In addition to The Witcher season2, Netflix has confirmed The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime-style Witcher film. That one hasn’t been given a release date yet, but we expect it to come before the second season.
The Cast of The Witcher Season 2: Some New Faces Will be Seen.
Season 2 of The Witcher will feature both returning characters and newcomers. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), Ciri (Freya Allan), and Jaskier (Joey Batey) will all return.
Kim Bodnia, who played Vesemir in Killing Eve, was the first to be revealed, and he’ll play the witcher with the most experience, Vesemir. Coen, played by Yasen Atour of Young Wallander, will teach Ciri how to fight with a sword. Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) plays the sharp-tongued Lambert.
Eskel will be played by Basil Eidenbenz of Victoria, who will take over from Thue Ersted Rasmussen. Aisha Fabienne Ross will play Lydia, Mecia Simson will play Francesca, and Kristofer Hivju will play Nivellen, according to Deadline.
With all of this in mind, and shooting set to wrap soon, expect The Witcher season 2 to arrive in 2021, even if it will be later than anticipated.
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