On the 20th of December, 2019, Netflix brought us fantasy show The Witcher that follows the story of Geralt Rivea, a severely mutated monster hunter who is a genetically enhanced human with special powers trained to slay monsters like no other. He struggles most, though, with finding his place in a world in which he has found humans most often prove themselves far more evil and cruel than the worst of beasts. So who’s really to fear?
The show is adapted off of the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and video game series of the same name.
The Second Year
“Moving into season two, what’s interesting is our storylines start to become a little bit more cohesive,” says showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissirch, as she confirms the show going into its second year.
Netflix focuses its decisions based on viewer response, and the viewers responded to this show, alright. The audience loved it, and that, of course, left no doubt in netflix.com‘s mind about giving the creators the go on the second season.
Although we know the show has been confirmed for yet another season, we aren’t sure when and how long we will have to wait for it. This is all, of course, thanks to the continually lurking coronavirus pandemic crisis. Ugh! As of now, all filming has been forced to stop- just like our lives.
However, as of 22nd June 2020, the show’s official page has confirmed that they will resume filming on the 17th of August this year. The statement goes as follows:
“I’m dusting off my lute and quill,
I have some news, some mead to spill:
After all the months we’ve been apart
It’s time for production to restart.
The Witcher and his bard – who’s flawless,
Will reunite on set 17 August.”
Who We’ll See
While we await the second season (and the conquering of this horrendous pandemic), let’s discuss the show’s returning cast. Henry Cavill will return as Geralt, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, and Joey Batey as Jaskier.
It was also announced that Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia would appear as the Golden Age Witcher, and Geralt’s father figures Vesemir.
This is all the information we have on us right now, and we’re beyond thrilled for more to come. We know you are too- so stay tuned to Pop Culture Times!