'The Witcher' Season 2: Release Date, Cast, And Everything In Between
"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 dwellers strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside."
With this synopsis from Netflix, The Witcher Season 2 is set to premiere sometime during the fall of 2021, as per the announcement made by the streaming platform after having pumped up the fact via social media that the ending of the new season had been filmed completely.
Fans have seen a few photos as well as teasers from behind the set of The Witcher, although there have been no official release of trailer or key art.
Based on the novel series of the same title by the widey-acclaimed Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher premiered on Netflix in 2019. With Henry Cavill starring as Geralt of Rivia, the first season got a decent reception by fans and critics alike, eliciting yet another season as well as a couple of spinoffs.
The production of this new season has been full of delays as the pandemic altered the appropriate fimling locations over the span of a year and a half.
Also, Cavill suffered a hamstring injury that caused the production to halt the proceedings on Cavill's scenes until he got well. The excruciating wait is coming to an end though, as the two positive cases of Corona on the set have been dealt with, along with the recovery of Cavill.
According to a report by Deadline, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, adressed the delays of the much-anticipated premieres at an investor meeting. He elucidated how on the issue of how a lot of the projects that that they had hoped to release earlier, got shoved further ahead because of "the post-production delays and Covid delays".
He also reckons that they will return to a much anchored state of affairs in the fourth quarter of the year; where they have the recurring seasons of some of their most popular shows like The Witcher, You, and Cobra Kai.
The fans are vehemently invested in any sort of hint about what's in store for season 2 of the series. In addition to exploring more of Ciri's powers and set photos teasing the Wild Hunt introduction, the second season appears to be expanding the world established in the first season, along with further exploration of Ciri's powers.
All this speculation and buzz has mst probably resulted in the increase of the production budget. We can now expect the new episodes to dive right into the high fantasy elements that the fans know and adore.
Much like the first season, this opus seems to be inspired by the strikingly different content of Andrzej Sapkowski's original books.
The synopsis provided by Netflix roughly follows the events of the Blood of Elves, though Kristofer Hivju will be portraying the role of Nivellen, who only happened to appear in The Last Wish. Likewise, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed in a backstage show how season 2 will "dig into the blood of elves and beyond."
Now in its post-production phase, and with no announcement of a specific release date in sight, fans can still start to get enthusiastic and plan their spare watches for autumn 2021 for The Witcher Season 2.