The Witcher is a fantasy television series on Netflix. It premiered on December 20, 2019, with all eight episodes of season one on the same day. The first season of the series was based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, a part of the Witcher Saga by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The second season of the series is set to release on Netflix soon.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich creates the series. He also acts as the executive producer and Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Baginski, Jaroslaw Sawko, and Alik Sakharov. The series is distributed and streamed by Netflix.
The show follows The Witcher, AKA The Geralt of Rivia, a man who hunts monsters. He is given the responsibility to protect the princess of Cintra, Cirilla, to who he is connected through destiny. It is set in the fictional land called The Continent.
The Witcher so far
The show goes through the stories of Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla, and Yennefer, a sorceress, at different points in time. It follows a nonlinear narrative. All the events come and meet at one point, a massive battle between different lands of The Continent.
The Witcher goes on a journey to hunt new monsters and kill them. A dying Renfri tells him that a girl in the forest is his destiny forever. In the future, Princess Cirilla is sent away by her Grandmother, Queen Calanthe, and told to find the Geralt of Rivia when Cintra gets captured by Nilfgaard. It is revealed that Cirilla has extraordinary powers.
At another point in time, Yennefer, a hunchback woman, is sold by her father to a woman named Tissaia. Yennefer is taken to a place called Area, where people are trained for magic. She transforms her physical appearance when she finds it challenging to be able to live with her appearance. She is then appointed as an advisor for the kingdom of Aedirn.
The journey of The Witcher, killing different monsters, protecting people, and lifting curses, lead to him coming to Cintra, where he was offered a law of surprise years ago when he had saved the daughter of Queen Calanthe. He invokes the law of surprise and asks to take Cirilla to protect her. But, instead, he has been put in a cell. But soon after, the kingdom is attacked by Nilfgaard, and Geralt has already escaped his cell.
The Witcher is saved by a merchant who leads him to where Cirilla was. He finds her in the forest, and they meet. The season ends with Cirilla asking who Yennefer is. Yennefer died at the end of season one, trying to protect others.
What is Season 2 bringing?
Season 2 was announced even before the first season premiered on Netflix, which proved to be worth it. The Witcher has been on one of the TV series on Netflix. The fans were waiting for this novel-adapted TV series for a long time, and it looks like the wait is not that long now.
Henry Cavill released the teaser trailer for season 2 on Instagram and the official YouTube page of The Witcher Netflix on July 10, 2021. The trailer begins with Princess Cirilla asking Geralt, “So… I’m your destiny?” To which he says, “You’re much more than that, Cirilla.” The trailer promises more adventure in the lives of The Witcher and The princess.
The teaser trailer for season 2 of The Witcher shows that Witcher takes Cirilla to the Kaer Morhen, which he calls home. The people in Kaer Morhen welcome them. We also know that Geralt’s mentor Vesemir will be in season 2. On a side note, an anime film focusing on Vesemir will release on Netflix on August 23, 2021.
In the trailer, we can see that People are still chasing the Princess because of her dangerous powers. She is afraid of her powers, but we see that. With the help of his mentor Vesemir, Geralt helps her train to be able to defend herself. We will see a changed and different version of The Continent in season 2.
Another good news that came as a surprise with the trailer was that Yennefer, who died in season, is alive and back. The powerful sorceress who set herself on fire wakes at the end of the teaser trailer, which the only thing we know about her return in season 2. But we know that she will still have to fight many evil powers to protect herself and others.
The second season will bring more action and adventure to the lives of The Witcher, Cirilla, and Yennefer. The wait is not that long to know what happens in the second season. Though according to the creators and the cast, season two will bring the element of surprise with itself. So, the fans might get a lot of things they might not have expected from season two.
The cast for Season 2
Most of the cast from season one will return for season two, except ones whose characters died, of course. Henry Cavill will return as The Witcher, AKA Geral of Rivia. Freya Allan plays the role of Princess Cirilla of Cintra and will return for season two. Anya Chalotra, who we thought might not come back, will come back as Yennefer, the fan-favorite sorceress. Tissa, Yennefer’s mentor, played by MyAnna Buring, will be in season two.
Joey Batey will come back for season two as Witcher’s friend Jaskier. Mimi Ndiweni plays the role of Fringilla Vigo in The Witcher. Wilson Radjou-Pujalte will reprise his role as Dara, an elf who Cirilla had befriended in season one. Many other cast members who play the roles of sorcerers and mages of Aretuza will return for season 2. In season two, some new faces will also be seen, such as Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, Witcher’s mentor. Basil Eidenbenz will play the role of Eskel, a fellow Witcher.
Season 2 release date announced!
An Instagram post by the official page of The Witcher Netflix confirmed that the second filming is complete. The filming concluded in April, which means the season is currently in post-production. Season two will have eight episodes, just like season one.
The release date for the series is not that far. An event conducted by Netflix in the Witcher universe called the WitcherCon confirmed the release date for the second season’s release. Season two will be released on Netflix on December 17, 2021. That is almost exactly two years after the release of season one. The fans had to wait for the second season as, just like everything else, this series was put on hold due to the pandemic. The filming was done in different installments for several reasons, but the second season for the popular series The Witcher is all set to release at the end of the year, 2021.