Netflix came up with many excellent fiction series and The Witcher is one of them. In a very precise time of its premiere, the series gained popularity all over the world. It debuted back in 2019 and received acclaim from the critics for special effects, story, direction, and acting. The fiction series is made by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. It is inspired heavily by Andrzej Sapkowski’s books. Viewers started comparing it with HBO’s Game of Thrones after its release.
Soon after binge-watching the first season, fans started demanding for more episodes. The good news is Netflix renewed the series even before the release of the first season. The Witcher will expand more as an animated film is also in the works at Netflix. Let’s talk about season 2:
Production And Air Date
The shooting for the new season began in February 2020 but did not last for long. Due to coronavirus, Netflix had to stop production for safety reasons. Even the Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju, who will introduce in-season 2, tested positive for the dangerous virus. The good news is Netflix get the permission for The Witcher 2 to resume production. The filming is expected to begin on August 17, 2020.
The delay in production can impact the premiere of season 2. Earlier, Netflix declared that we will get new episodes of the fiction series in 2021. A particular date is yet not revealed. Now due to the delay in production, sources are saying that we have to wait for the second season nearly late 2021.
From the first season, we will see these stars with the new cast members in season 2:
- Henry Cavill as Geralt
- Paul Bullion as Lambert
- Freya Allan as Cirilla
- Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
- Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
- Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
- Mecia Simson as Francesca
- Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
- Yasen Atour as Coen
- Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
There is limited information on the story of the second season. But it is confirmed that the forthcoming season will be motivated by the novel of Sapkowski titled Blood of Elves. Apart from Geralt, plenty of Witchers will debut in the second season which creates more excitement for it.