Will there be a second season of The Witcher? Yes! It will come out soon officially announced by Netflix. This may be an entire year away, but it doesn't mean there is no Information.
The second season of The Witcher television series was already confirmed a month before the show made its long-awaited debut on Netflix on December 20, 2019. However, there were no details about filming or preproduction since that announcement – until today, that is. That's right! We are happy to inform our fellow Witcher fans about the first official Season 2 status right here in this post.
Per his Instagram post, apart from informing his fans that he would be posting more cardio videos, actor Henry Cavill (the actor who plays the main protagonist Geralt of Rivia) has confirmed that The Witcher's second season has officially gone into preproduction. The only downside to this update is that we didn't get an official release date for the next chapter, which is understandable because it's preproduction, after all.
This what Henry Cavill gave on his Instagram post where he is seen taking his dog for a walk on the streets commemorating how enjoyable his holidays were. And even though he looks healthy, The Witcher actor looks to continue his healthy regime in order to maintain his incredible build for the show as he heads into preproduction:
“Hello everybody, I’m back. I have been enjoying my Christmas break, perhaps a little too much at some points, but now it is back to work.
Pre-production will be starting very shortly on Witcher season two. I see that you’ve all enjoyed Witcher season one, thank you very much for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be giving you updates on here as time goes on. And of course, you also expect my thrilling and exciting cardio videos every morning. So see you then, have fun and thank you very much.”
During her January 7 Reddit AMA session, show creator Lauren S Hissrich answered a bunch of fan questions regarding the next season.
When talking about a potential launch window, Hissrich responded:
"We don't have a target launch date for S2, past 2021. We don't want to rush the project. That doesn't benefit anyone."
What’s more, Hissrich told Collider that she would be very much interested to take the series beyond the second season, especially where it might conclude:
“I’m sure, at some point, that I said I could write seven seasons but I’m also sure that I said I could write 20 seasons. I will continue writing this series, as long as it makes sense to write this series. That means taking, organically, from the books and allowing the story to flow, but then also allowing the story to end when it needs to end.”
So it’s good to know that we can expect the series to run as long as another popular fantasy series, Game of Thrones.
Well, that is an understandable approach to producing TV shows of the highest quality.
When asked about the narrative, Hissrich said that the plot will have a more 'linear' direction:
"The story will be much more linear, now that the three characters' stories have started to intersect.
[…] The narrative structure was put in place so that we could tell Geralt’s short stories, while Ciri and Yennefer could also be a part of the action."
Heavy Spoilers Ahead!
The first season of the Witcher was based on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Sword of Destiny and The Last Wish short story collections and actual creator Lauren Hissrich confirmed that the next season will utilize parts in the first saga novel Blood of Elves.
Hissrich informed RadioTimes.com, "a lot of what we set up in season one will come into play in season two."
She further stated:
“We will get into some stuff from Blood of Elves. But I also think there are things that we wanted to adapt from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny that we didn’t have time to do."
In the Blood of Elves, Geralt will look to protect and train Ciri (Freya Allan), but seeing as how her storyline is already been covered in season 1, there's really not much to go over in the next one.
There is also a word that like season 1, season 2 will take place over separate timelines and explain why witches and monsters are nearing extinction.
Given how the first season ended, it's pretty much a lock that the main lead actors, Henry Cavell, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri for the next season.
This news was apparently confirmed by showrunner Lawrence Hissrich according to her interview with Deadline. She said:
“I’m so thrilled that before fans have even seen our first season, we are able to confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri.”
The only downer is that Vladimír Furdík, the fight choreographer for the show – who also played The Night King in Game of Thrones – won't be returning for the second season.
As far as posters, teasers, or trailers go, we’ve got nothing on that yet. But will be sure to update this page when we do. So keep checking back.