The live-action adaption of The Witcher made its debut on Netflix in 2019, and became a smash hit for the streaming giant. Here's everything we know about the wildly anticipated Season 2.
The Witcher became a staple in modern pop culture after video game developer CD Projekt Red made into an RPG franchise starting in 2008. The trilogy of games have become best sellers on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.
However, the fantasy series connected with viewers around the world after Netflix premiered its live-action adaption of the Polish novels by author Andrzej Sapkowski. Here is what you need to know about the follow up season to the breakout show.
Witcher Season 2 announced
Netflix showed a lot of confidence in the adaption from the very beginning, as the company announced that there would be a Season 2 in November 2019 – an entire month before the series even made its debut. Their instinct wasn't off, as the show became an instant hit.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich made the announcement on Twitter, exclaiming, "I’m so thrilled to announce: Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will be back for more adventures... in Season Two. I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished."
I’m so thrilled to announce: Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will be back for more adventures... in Season Two.
I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us. ❤️⚔️🐺 pic.twitter.com/evWoHvUl1e
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) November 13, 2019
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I’m dusting off my lute and quill,
I have some news, some mead to spill:
After all the months we’ve been apart
It’s time for production to restart.
The Witcher and his bard – who’s flawless,
Will reunite on set 17 August.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) June 22, 2020
What will Season 2 be about?
Season 1 of the Netflix series took various stories from the Polish novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. While it's not a strict adaptation, most of the first eight episodes was covered in the book The Last Wish.
So far we know that Season 2 will introduce Vesemir played by actor Kim Bodnia, and will feature the location Kaer Morhen. Based on what has been adapted so far, it's safe to assume that it will borrow from the novels Blood of Elves and Time of Contempt.