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 can see Geralt and Ciri journey to Witcher preserve Kaer Morhen. Different standard Witcher characters, together with Vesemir, Eskel, and Lambert, are slated to point out up, and from the sounds of it, we would additionally see a different side to Geralt in season 2.
The present is predicated on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher books (and never the video games, which is how many people had been launched to Geralt and mates), and its first season set the scene with a disjointed collection of vignettes. Within the second season, we anticipate a extra linear story.
The Witcher season 1 launched on the finish of 2019. Season 2 was slowed down by Covid-19 precautions, however lastly wrapped up filming in April 2021 and went into post-production. Here is every part we find out about The Witcher’s second season and what you’ll be able to anticipate.
The Witcher season 2 launch date
The Witcher season 2 launch date is Friday, December 17, 2021. The total eight episode season can be accessible to observe on Netflix beginning at 12 am PST. That is 3 am on Friday morning for east coasters, and eight am Friday morning within the UK. Here is a helpful time zone conversion chart.
The date was introduced throughout WitcherCon in July (a digital occasion collaboration between Netflix and CD Projekt) and places the second season two years after the primary one, which launched in December 2019.
Manufacturing on The Witcher season 2 had a pair delays as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Netflix suspended production on all of its shows in the course of the first a number of months of the pandemic. The Witcher solid reunited on set beginning on August 17, 2020, after which filming was halted in November 2020 attributable to 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 Might that Netflix was “deep into post-production” on season 2.
The Witcher season 2 trailer
The official Witcher season 2 trailer is right here, with vampires, leshens, and a… floating home?
The Witcher season 2 episode titles
There are “clues” within the titles, Netflix says, and it has named all of them aside from the season finale. Right here they’re:
- A Grain of Reality
- Kaer Morhen
- What’s Misplaced
- Redanian Intelligence
- Flip Your Again
- Expensive Pal
- Voleth Meir
- …and a “prime secret” episode title
The Witcher season 2 begins with A Grain of Reality
Although 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 quick 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 possibly can watch showrunner Lauren Hissrich discussing it beneath:
THE WITCHER Season 2 premiere episode is adapting the Andrzej Sapkowski quick story A Grain of Reality. Right here’s what you want 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?
4 acquainted witchers are becoming a member of the solid for season 2. Firstly, Geralt’s grizzled outdated father determine Vesemir will make an look, performed by Kim Bodnia. He is the oldest and wisest residing witcher on this planet on prime being the person who raised Geralt at Kaer Morhen from a younger age—he made Geralt the witcher he’s at this time (actually). The opposite three are Eskel, who can be performed by Thue Ersted Rasmussen, sarcastic jerk witcher Lambert, who can be performed by Paul Bullion, and Ciri’s sword fight coach Coën, who can be performed by Yasen Atour.
One other attention-grabbing casting notice: Kristofer Hivju will play Nivellin. Followers of the books will possible acknowledge that title from The Final Want, probably the most standard Witcher tales. Hivju, who performed Tormund Giantsbane in Sport of Thrones, is as shut because it involves excellent casting.
Listed below 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 is the plot of The Witcher season 2?
“Satisfied Yennefer’s life was misplaced on the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the most secure place he is aware of, his childhood house of Kaer Morhen,” reads Netflix’s plot abstract. “Whereas the Continent’s kings, elves, people and demons attempt for supremacy exterior its partitions, he should defend the lady from one thing much more harmful: the mysterious energy she possesses inside.”
Primarily based on some pictures captured by fan website 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 e book, Time of Contempt. We do not know simply but how massive of an look these spooky riders will make.
Now that every one of The Witcher’s essential characters are collectively in a single place (and one time), Season 2’s timeline can be extra linear, Hissrich explained in an AMA with followers. Season 2 may also “dig deeper into Cahir and Fringilla,” the dangerous guys of the plot up to now, says Hissrich.
The Witcher season 1 recaps
Recaps of each Witcher season 1 episode are linked beneath, however should you simply need a fast refresher, Netflix has put out a pair clip montages, too.
- 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, however, is dressing down. She appears like she’ll be doing lots of rising up at Kaer Morhen. Jaskier, in the meantime, has a extra “rock and roll” look, in actor Joey Batey’s phrases. (“It is positively one thing,” he joked.)
The Witcher season 2 teaser photographs
In December 2020, Netflix began revealing some teaser photographs regarding The Witcher season 2 with polls for followers to select what ought to be proven. By some means, as an alternative of selecting to see a season 2 script web page, the Regulation Of Shock possibility gained out. How acceptable. It acquired us a bunch of glamor photographs of Jaskier, and but individuals are nonetheless voting for the Regulation Of Shock within the following polls. That is some Witchmas dedication.
All advised, this 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 not too long ago revealed that The Witcher season 3 hasn’t officially been confirmed. She advised the Tv Critics Affiliation Summer season Press Tour that her “focus is on Season 2” and that “we want an important Season 2 if now we have a hope of getting a Season 3.”
Henry Cavill says he’ll do seven seasons in the event that they’re capable of.
The place ought to I begin with The Witcher?
Completely new to The Witcher, or simply need a refresher earlier than beginning the present? Jody breaks down what you want 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 will help you type out what order to learn them in.
Semi-related, Jody additionally wrote a very critical evaluation of Netflix’s The Witcher vs the 2002 Polish TV show, which has some optimistic qualities of its personal, sincere!
The Witcher’s showrunner already has seven seasons mapped out
The Witcher collection showrunner Lauren Hissrich is optimistic for the success of the present and says she already has six extra season mapped out if all goes nicely. Talking earlier than the second season was confirmed, she stated:
“We do not have a second season but—God prepared we’ll—however proper now it is nearly, ‘How do you arrange tales that actually seize audiences for years at a time?’ The worst factor we might do is put all of our energies simply into season one, and never be occupied with the place these characters can develop to.”
There’s lots of materials to tug from: six novels, two quick story collections, and three videogames with a wealth of wonderful tales. (Though the present simply adapts the books.)
The place is The Witcher filmed?
The primary season of The Witcher on Netflix was filmed primarily in jap Europe.
“WE’LL BE SHOOTING IN EASTERN EUROPE. Sure!” tweeted Hissrich. “This present could not exist anyplace else. Interval.” Fairly a little bit of filming was completed in Hungary, together with Budapest and different areas. The crew additionally visited the Canary Islands in Spain and, naturally, a fort in Poland as nicely.
Season 2 was filmed in London and elsewhere inside the UK.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf exhibits a brand new form of Vesemir
The brand new Netflix anime movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf not too long ago launched, giving us a snapshot of a youthful Vesemir forward of his live-action look in The Witcher season two. However 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 should you’re nonetheless not sure, this is the official synopsis:
“The world of The Witcher expands on this anime origin story: Earlier than Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling younger witcher who escaped a lifetime of poverty to slay monsters for coin. However when a wierd 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 collection The Witcher: Blood Origin is within the works
Persevering with the Witcher collection and dealing on an animated film aren’t sufficient: Netflix has additionally given the inexperienced gentle to a prequel collection exploring the origins of the primary Witcher.
“1,200 years earlier than Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, males and elves merged into one, and the primary Witcher got here 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. Will probably be a six-part collection.
Blood Origin not too long ago cast Jodie Turner-Smith as its lead character Éile who has left her life as an elite warrior to turn out to be a touring musician.
This has been the hardest secret to maintain! I’ve all the time wished to dive deeper into the parable and lore of the Continent, and now followers could have an opportunity to discover it with @declandebarra in a prequel collection, THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN. Elves, and enemies, and the top, oh my… https://t.co/SGzrf4WbxZJuly 27, 2020
There is a tub, and Geralt is in it
Witchers get soiled, in spite of everything.