The Witcher season 2 is sort of right here: The Netflix present about our favourite monster hunter returns December 17, 2021 for its second season, and will see Geralt and Ciri journey to Witcher preserve Kaer Morhen. Other well-liked Witcher characters, comparable to Vesemir, Eskel, and Lambert, are slated to point out up on this season.
The present relies on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher books (and not the video games, which is how we had been launched to Geralt and mates), and its first season set the scene with a disjointed sequence of vignettes. In the second season, we anticipate a more linear method as Geralt and Ciri discover their intertwined destinies.
The Witcher season 2 was slowed down by Covid-19 precautions, however wrapped up filming in April 2021, and is now deep in post-production. Here’s all the pieces we find out about The Witcher’s second season and what you may anticipate.
- The Witcher season 2 trailer
- The Witcher season 2 episode titles
- The Witcher season 2 begins with A Grain of Truth
- The Witcher season 2 solid: who’s new?
- What’s the plot of The Witcher season 2?
- The Witcher season 1 recaps
- Geralt, Ciri, and Jaskier’s season 2 appears
- The Witcher season 2 teaser pictures
- The Witcher Season 3 is not confirmed but
- Where ought to I begin with The Witcher?
- The Witcher’s showrunner already has seven seasons mapped out
- Where is The Witcher filmed?
- The Witcher season 1 gallery
- The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf exhibits a brand new type of Vesemir
- Prequel sequence The Witcher: Blood Origin is within the works
- Yes, there is a tub, and Geralt is in it
The Witcher season 2 release date
The Witcher season 2 release date is December 17, 2021. The full eight episode season might be obtainable to observe on Netflix when it releases.
The date was introduced throughout WitcherCon in July, and places the second season two years after the primary one, which launched in December 2019.
Production on The Witcher season 2 had a pair delays as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Netflix suspended production on all of its shows throughout the first a number of months of the pandemic. The Witcher solid reunited on set beginning on August 17, 2020, and then filming was halted in November 2020 as a result of 4 crew members testing optimistic. It was resumed, however in December 2020, Henry Cavill suffered a minor injury on set that slowed filming once more.
Filming for season 2 wrapped at first of April 2021, and Hissrich introduced in May that Netflix was “deep into post-production” on season 2.
The Witcher season 2 trailer
The Witcher season 2 episode titles
There are “clues” within the titles, Netflix says, and it has named all of them apart from the season finale. Here they’re:
- A Grain of Truth
- Kaer Morhen
- What is Lost
- Redanian Intelligence
- Turn Your Back
- Dear Friend
- Voleth Meir
- …and a “top secret” episode title
The Witcher season 2 begins with A Grain of Truth
Though we have identified the episode titles for some time, Netflix has introduced that the primary episode of The Witcher season 2 is adapting the Andrzej Sapkowski brief story A Grain of Truth. This story initially simply options Geralt as he meets the cursed part-beast, part-man Nivellan, however the present has tailored this story to incorporate Ciri. You can watch showrunner Lauren Hissrich discussing it under:
THE WITCHER Season 2 premiere episode is adapting the Andrzej Sapkowski brief story A Grain of Truth. Here’s what it’s essential to find out about how @LHissrich is bringing the beloved Witcher story to life with Geralt and Ciri. pic.twitter.com/Y0J11I3UMxAugust 5, 2021
The Witcher season 2 solid: who’s new?
Four acquainted witchers are becoming a member of the solid for season 2. Firstly, Geralt’s grizzled previous father determine Vesemir will make an look, performed by Kim Bodnia. He’s the oldest and wisest dwelling witcher on the earth on prime being the person who raised Geralt at Kaer Morhen from a younger age—he made Geralt the witcher he’s right this moment (actually). The different three are Eskel, who might be performed by Thue Ersted Rasmussen, sarcastic jerk witcher Lambert, who might be performed by Paul Bullion, and Ciri’s sword fight coach Coën, who might be performed by Yasen Atour.
Another attention-grabbing casting be aware: Kristofer Hivju will play Nivellin. Fans of the books will seemingly acknowledge that identify from The Last Wish, some of the well-liked Witcher tales. Hivju, who performed Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, is as shut because it involves good casting.
Here are the brand new faces in The Witcher season 2:
- Vesemir – Kim Bodnia
- Eskel – Thue Ersted Rasmussen
- Lambert – Paul Bullion
- Coën – Yasen Atour
- Nivellin – Kristofer Hivju
- Philippa Eilhart – Cassie Clare
- Dijkstra – Graham McTavish
- Rience – Chris Fulton
- Codringher – Simon Callow
- Ba’lian – Kevin Doyle
- Fenn – Liz Carr
- Nenneke – Adjoa Andoh
- Francesca – Mecia Simson
- Lydia – Aisha Fabienne Ross
- Eskel – Basil Eidenbenz
- Lambert – Paul Bullion
- Vereena – Bjorn
- Coën Agnes – Yasen Atour
- Queen Meve – Rebecca Hanssen
- King Henselt – Edward Rowe
What’s the plot of The Witcher season 2?
Netflix has launched the teaser for The Witcher’s season 2 plot. “Convinced 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.”
Based on some images captured by Redanian Intelligence throughout filming, it positive appears like season 2 will include the wild hunt. The Wild Hunt are the ultimate enemies and subtitle of The Witcher 3, whereas readers of the novels will acknowledge them from their pursuit of Ciri starting within the fourth ebook, Time of Contempt. We do not know simply but how giant of an look these spooky riders will make.
We’ve additionally been instructed that the plot of season 2 might be a lot more linear. Now that every one of The Witcher’s fundamental characters are collectively in a single place (and one time), Season 2’s timeline might be a lot simpler to observe, Hissrich explained in an AMA with followers. That stated, the easier timeline lets the writers use time in a manner they could not in Season 1. Season 2 will use flashbacks to discover Geralt’s previous, as an illustration.
According to showrunner Lauren Hissrich, season 2 can even “dig deeper into Cahir and Fringilla,” the dangerous guys of the plot to this point. If that is not sounding tremendous acquainted, Andy Kelly has recapped every episode from The Witcher’s first season in case you want a refresher earlier than season 2:
The Witcher season 1 recaps
- The End’s Beginning
- Four Marks
- Betrayer Moon
- Of Banquets, Bastards, and Burials
- Bottled Appetites
- Rare Species
- Before a Fall
- Much More
Geralt, Ciri, and Jaskier’s season 2 appears
Geralt has gotten some a lot chunkier armor for season 2. Ciri, then again, is dressing down. She appears like she’ll be doing plenty of rising up at Kaer Morhen. Jaskier, in the meantime, has a more “rock and roll” look, in actor Joey Batey’s phrases. (“It’s definitely something,” he joked.)
In December Netflix began revealing some teaser pictures regarding The Witcher season 2 with polls for followers to choose what must be proven. Somehow, as a substitute of selecting to see a season 2 script web page, the Law Of Surprise choice gained out. How applicable. It bought us a bunch of glamor photographs of Jaskier, and but persons are nonetheless voting for the Law Of Surprise within the following polls. That’s some Witchmas dedication.
All instructed, here is what the week of Witchmas 2020 introduced us in teasers for The Witcher season 2:
The Witcher Season 3 is not confirmed but
Showrunner Lauren Hissrich just lately revealed that The Witcher season 3 hasn’t officially been confirmed. She instructed the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that her “focus is on Season 2” and that “we need a great Season 2 if we have a hope of having a Season 3.”
Though fan weblog Redanian Intelligence beforehand reported that writing had possibly begun on The Witcher season 3, it appears like we’ll have to attend a bit of longer to see how effectively season 2 is acquired earlier than the potential for an official renewal affirmation.
Where ought to I begin with The Witcher?
Totally new to The Witcher, or simply desire a refresher earlier than beginning the present? Jody breaks down what it’s essential to know in our beginner’s guide to The Witcher. If the present has gotten you curious about the supply materials, we even have a information to The Witcher books that can assist you kind out what order to learn them in.
Semi-related, Jody additionally wrote a very severe evaluation of Netflix’s The Witcher vs the 2002 Polish TV show, which has some optimistic qualities of its personal, trustworthy!
The Witcher’s showrunner already has seven seasons mapped out
The Witcher sequence showrunner Lauren Hissrich is optimistic for the success of the present and says she already has six more season mapped out if all goes effectively. Speaking earlier than the second season was confirmed, she stated:
“We don’t have a second season yet—God willing we will—but right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?’ The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.”
There’s plenty of materials to tug from: six novels, two brief story collections, and three videogames with a wealth of fantastic tales. (Although the present simply adapts the books.)
Where is The Witcher filmed?
The first season of The Witcher on Netflix was filmed primarily in jap Europe.
“WE’LL BE SHOOTING IN EASTERN EUROPE. Yes!” tweeted Hissrich. “This show couldn’t exist anyplace else. Period.” Quite a little bit of filming was finished in Hungary, together with Budapest and different places. The crew additionally visited the Canary Islands in Spain and, naturally, a fortress in Poland as effectively.
Season 2 was filmed in London and elsewhere throughout the UK.
The Witcher season 1 gallery
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf exhibits a brand new type of Vesemir
The new Netflix anime movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf just lately launched, giving us a snapshot of a youthful Vesemir forward of his live-action look in The Witcher season two. But this young version of Vesemir might surprise fans who know him from the video games and books—even Vesemir was younger as soon as I assume.
Nightmare of the Wolf was created in collaboration between Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich and Studio Mir (the studio behind The Legend of Korra), however for those who’re nonetheless uncertain, here is the official synopsis:
“The world of The Witcher expands on this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling younger witcher who escaped a lifetime of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when an odd new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a daunting journey that forces him to confront the demons of his previous.“
Prequel sequence The Witcher: Blood Origin is within the works
Yup, it feels like persevering with the Witcher sequence and engaged on an animated film aren’t sufficient. Netflix has additionally given the inexperienced mild to a prequel sequence exploring the origins of the primary Witcher.
“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be,” the announcement reads. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich is co-creating it with Declan de Barra, who additionally wrote an episode within the first season. It might be a six-part sequence.
Blood Origin just lately cast Jodie Turner-Smith as its lead character Éile who has left her life as an elite warrior to develop into a touring musician.
This has been the hardest secret to maintain! I’ve all the time needed to dive deeper into the parable and lore of the Continent, and now followers may have an opportunity to discover it with @declandebarra in a prequel sequence, THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN. Elves, and enemies, and the tip, oh my… https://t.co/SGzrf4WbxZJuly 27, 2020
Yes, there is a tub, and Geralt is in it
Witchers get soiled, in any case.