The Witcher, after a highly successful first season, will be returning for a second season in 2021
Harshita Alok Sharma
Last Updated: 06.30 PM, May 04, 2021
Our favourite Monster Hunter is back! Well not yet, but Netflix’s first big-budget fantasy series, The Witcher, was renewed for a second season even before the first season was released. And Netflix truly did reap the rewards of the confidence that it put into the series, for it raked up to 76 million views globally.
Fans of the series have some burning questions that need to be answered immediately - What happened to Yennefer? Will Geralt teach Ciri? What powers does Ciri have? What is in Geralt’s potions? The list is endless. If you can’t wait any longer to find out if your questions will get answered in season 2, we urge you to hold on just a little longer. Netflix has confirmed that the second season will be released in 2021. Here is all that you need to know about season 2:
To celebrate the conclusion of the second season’s filming, the show released a behind-the-scenes teaser video to keep their memory of the White Wolf fresh. The video was hosted by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who provided glimpses into how big season 2 will be - the crew alone included 1,200 people, in addition to 89 cast members that shot for a total of 158 days in the middle of a pandemic.
Fans were also blessed with the tiniest of peeks into the second season when the show’s team released a ‘Monster mash’ video which featured all the monsters Geralt has slain. But wait- there’s more! At the 0:15 and 0:31 timestamps in the video, two new monsters are revealed that fans haven’t seen in season 1. The first is an unrecognisable but definitely freaky creature, and the second is a trio of skeletons. A full-length trailer is yet to be released.
The showrunner has revealed that the plot of the second season has been adapted from Blood of Elves, the first full-length The Witcher book which focuses on Geralt training Ciri at Kaer Morhen.
The first season of the show was based on the first two books in Andrzej Sapkowski’s series - The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. These two aren’t really a part of the main series but collections of short stories that focus on the characters’ backstories instead. Thus, it will be exciting to watch the show return to the chronological order of the books.
Relax, the main cast is going to include everyone who has impressed us in the last season - Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will return to form The Big Three. The character of Fringilla, played by Mimi Ndiweni, will be explored in this season.
Added to this list of regulars are a few new faces from popular projects like Paul Bullion from Peaky Blinders, Aisha Fabinne Ross from The Danish Girl, Adjoa Andoh from Bridgerton and Kristofer Hivju from Game of Thrones.
Little has been revealed about the second season’s release date, but Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO, made an exciting announcement in an investor video earlier this month which clarified that The Witcher season 2 will return in Q4. That makes the tentative date of release sometime between October to December.