Where do we see Geralt of Rivia in the next season? We've got all the latest tidbits that only the true diehard Witcher fans will drool over.
By now, fans of Andre Sapowski’s intense Witcher series have already binged the first season to their heart’s content and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second season, of which we’ve got the latest and legitimate scoops on and you don’t want to miss out on it.
Although the first season didn't go off quite swimmingly, it managed to dog all those Game of Thrones comparisons and the performance of Henry Cavill as the titular character, Geralt of Rivia, was universally received. And seeing as how Netflix is an expert at anything sorcery-related and anything having to do with binging, they had anticipated that fans would love Cavill's performance and had already greenlit a second season weeks before the first one was made available.
So now the question is: where do we see Geralt of Rivia in the next season? We've got all the latest tidbits that only the true diehard Witcher fans will drool over.
Five weeks before the first season cast a spell on all of us on December 20, the shows creator Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed that the show had already been renewed for a second season on Nov. 13, 2019.
But while we don’t really have a set date on when the new season will drop, it won’t be anytime soon as production is set to start in early 2020. And since there was a 14-month gap between the filming and the release of the first season, we won’t be expecting the new episodes to drop any time until mid-2021. So expect a long wait until then.
Still, without much time on their hands, we can expect a lot more CGI monsters as well as top-quality special-effects to come with the latest batch of episodes.
According to a statement from Deadline, Hissrich is already confirmed that the three names Henry Cavill, Anya Chalorta, and Freya Allan are set to reprise their roles for season two. This was to be expected since these three do star in a number of books and of course video games from which the show is based on.
We can also expect to see more of the additional supporting cast members, including Tissaia de Vries (MyAnna Buring), Fringilla Vigo (Mimi Ndiweni) and Jaskier (Joey Batey). But with the demises of King Eist Tuirseach, Queen Calanthe, Princess Renfri and Mousesack from the first season, it's unlikely that we will see any of their respective actors reprise their roles in the new season. Then again, since this is a world of magic, anything is possible. At best they may appear in flashbacks involving the main characters.
As of right now, there is nothing solid about actors being cast for the second season, unless you take well-known Star Wars alumni Mark Hamill’s recent interest about playing Vesemir, a wise old man, with a pinch of salt.
As soon as we find anything else, we’ll update our website and let you know. Be sure to be alert at all times for any on twitter, YouTube, or anywhere else.
The first season mainly revolved around Sapkowski's collection of two short stories known as The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny. However, executive producer Tomek Baginski told Comicbook.com:
"Actually the books were a lot more source material than we could fit into eight episodes. So we have to really be very, very careful with choosing which stories we want to tell."
The first season was also partly based on the first novel Blood of Elves. Then at the end of the first series, we witnessed the Battle of Sodden Hill, marking the end of the first Northern War.
Yennefer of Vengeberg was able to fend away the armies of Nilfgaard using her fire magic but then just vanish mysteriously after that. In the meantime, Geralt and Ciri were able to find and greet one another in a father-daughter-like manner. Strangely though, Ciri asked Geralt about Yennefer, of whom she hadn’t met yet.
Now that Ciri is with Geralt, we could see him taking her to Kaer Morhen, whom I train her as a witcher. However, based on the conversation with his mother, it doesn’t seem plausible for Geralt to have someone whom he’s considered his own child to undergo that kind of harsh, brutal training.
As for Ciri, since she used her magic to defeat the Nilfgaard army, it is possible that she may be weakened at the start of season 2. In the books that follow these events, Yennefer starts developing a close bond with Ciri, indicating that we may see them both interact in the next season.
In fact, similar to the first set of episodes, it is possible that the second season will utilize several plot threads from various Witcher books.
In her exclusive interview with Digital Spy, showrunner Hissrich expanded upon this further promising a "more intense" second season:
"What I would say is that season 1 is very much about building blocks. It's about constructing the world, and setting up these characters, and putting them on paths, and knocking those dominoes over."
She says that when we get to the second season, all of those elements will start coming into play, in which the characters start interacting with one another – sometimes the characters will get along and sometimes they won't. Each and every element and path that were set up in the first season – Geralt and Ciri; Geralt and Yennefer; Yennefer and Ciri; each of the kingdoms that we hardly got to know in the first season will begin to unravel in the next.
Hissrich says, "So the storytelling is a little more intense in a way, and maybe a little more focused and driven in the journeys that we're telling in season 2."
Now let's assume that they don't run through the material just to quickly, after all, it's all about proper pacing with expansive narratives like the Witcher. When speaking to SFX, Hissrich said the show could possibly run to at least seven seasons.
Sadly, since production for the second season hasn’t officially kicked off yet, we don’t have any teaser images, much less videos to share with you all. But keep a sharp eye out for any updates that we do on this page later on.