The Witcher was one of the most-streamed shows of 2019, within just a few weeks of release coming second place to stranger things. However, the show still seemed underrated from the critic’s point of view. Nonetheless, Henry Cavill was the backbone of the show by playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, who was already a pretty famous character on the internet with many fan-fics floating around from time to time.
Whenever the show is mentioned, “potential” is the word that mostly comes to mind as all the depths of magic, fighting, and monsters are just waiting to be explored with the dynamic nature of the series. The only thing majority of the viewers complained about was the timeline and many relationships jumped off really fast since the show is to be serialized in comparison to its books.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
The shooting for The Witcher Season 2 finished filming on April 2, 2021, and Netflix has officially announced for the show to be released in 2021 which will most probably be later this year as the date has not been confirmed announced as of yet.
The show has infinite potential to explore all the fantastical themes since this season was filled with exposition. The Witcher season 1 ended with Yennefer’s fate unknown, Nilfgaard’s army temporarily defeated, and Geralt finally united with his Child of Surprise, Ciri. However, the hopes with Season 2 are tremendous since it is expected to be more linear and chronological rather than setting up the world as of what happened in season 1.
Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan will all return for season two, which was to be expected. That means we can expect to see a lot more of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri when The Witcher returns, and many others joining them which includes 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 be back
Newly casted members include Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coën, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca. Insights into Season 2:
“What I would say is that season one is very much about building blocks. It’s about constructing the world, and setting up these characters, and putting them on paths, and knocking those dominoes over. So the storytelling is a little more intense in a way, and maybe a little more focused and driven in the journeys that we’re telling in season two.” said Hissrich, the producer of the show in an interview. So, the following series is expected to be slow-burn and more linear in comparison to season 1.