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When is Netflix’s Witcher Season 2 coming out? Everything we know so far

Published: 29/Jun/2020 1:22 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:16

by Brent Koepp

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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.

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The Polish fantasy series became a major hit for Netflix in 2019.

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.”

To hold fans over, Netflix is releasing a Witcher anime titled Nightmare of the Wolf. So far, no date has been given for the project, but it should be released before the return of the live-action series. The animation will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir, who will make his debut in Season 2.

Release date

Filming for Season 2 started in the beginning of the year, although production was temporarily halted due to world events. However, the official Twitter account for the series updated viewers on June 22, revealing that production would resume on August 17 – in the form of a bard’s song.
“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.”

While Netflix have not officially given a release date, the streaming company has always stated that the show’s return would be in 2021. Given that the delay in production has been months, it still wouldn’t be too far fetched to see it in next year – although we expect a Fall release date at this point.
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The Netflix Witcher series will be getting a Season 2 in 2021.

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.

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The Walking Dead movie: Release date, cast, plot and Rick’s return

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:19

by Daniel Megarry

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The Walking Dead, one of the most popular TV series of all time, is getting a trilogy of movies that will see Rick Grimes make his long-awaited return.

Although it’s been confirmed that the hit AMC series will end after its 11th season, its legacy will live on in a number of spin-off series including World Beyond, Tales of the Walking Dead, and that highly-anticipated Daryl and Carol show.

There’s also a trilogy of movies coming our way, which promise to continue Rick Grimes’ story after his shock disappearance from the show during season 9. It first appeared he went out in a blaze of glory, but it was later revealed that he survived – although viewers haven’t seen him since.

Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead
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Rick Grimes will return in the upcoming Walking Dead movie trilogy

“The story of Rick will go on in films,” Walking Dead boss Scott Gimple told The Hollywood Reporter. Fans have been promised a ‘feature film-level budget’ and an estimated run time of around two hours. These won’t just be longer episodes; they’ll be genuine movie experiences.

While the ongoing global health crisis has slowed down work on the franchise’s jump to the big screen, there’s still a lot of speculation and teasers about what we can expect. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know below.

The Walking Dead movies release date: When will they come out?

There’s no release date in mind for The Walking Dead movies yet, which is probably because they’ve not even started production. Therefore, we wouldn’t expect to see them hit cinemas for a while.

So how far along are the movies? Gimple recently gave an update to Collider, explaining that they’re currently working on the scripts and playing around with different ideas, but that it’s still “fairly early on” in the process.

He also clarified that although the global health crisis has slowed things down, it’s something that could actually work out in their favor. “Current circumstances have given us a little extra time that we seem to need anyways,” Gimple explained. “We really want to do it right.”

The Walking Dead plot: What will happen to Rick Grimes?

As we mentioned before, the last time viewers saw Rick Grimes he’d blown up a bridge and was presumed dead by his loved ones. But, he was actually whisked off in a helicopter by the Civic Republic Military, and taken away to an unknown location.

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What happened after the CRM whisked Rick away in a helicopter?

It’s expected that the movies will offer an explanation as to where Rick has been for the last few years, what his relationship with the CRM is like, and why he hasn’t made an attempt to reunite with his family or friends.

Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen. Although, a reunion with Michonne seems likely to happen. More on that later.

The Walking Dead movies cast: Who will appear alongside Rick Grimes?

Given that most of the hype surrounding the upcoming Walking Dead movies revolves around Rick Grimes making his return, it’s safe to say that British actor Andrew Lincoln will be appearing as the iconic lead character.

In an interview with Collider, The Walking Dead boss Scott Gimple said Andrew is “super involved” in the process of creating the movies. He also said that Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comics and wrote episodes of the show, is having a lot of input.

Will we be seeing any other familiar faces joining Rick on the big screen? Well, one character who fans are eager to see make a return is Danai Gurira’s Michonne, who exited the main series after finding proof that Rick is still alive.

Michonne in The Walking Dead
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Danai Gurira will hopefully make a return as Michonne in The Walking Dead movies

Her journey to find the man she loves could be explored in the movies. This seems especially likely now that Gimple has confirmed that viewers haven’t seen the last of the sword-wielding hero.

“Absolutely, you’ll be seeing Michonne, yeah,” he said. “We’re going to be telling stories with Michonne again. The end of her on the [main] series was, in many ways, the start of the story.”

The Walking Dead movies trailer: Do we have any footage yet?

We don’t have an official trailer yet, but we did get a teaser for the upcoming movies was unveiled at Comic-Con in July 2019.

The short clip didn’t reveal much at all, but it did confirm that Rick Grimes will be returning, as well as the mysterious helicopter that whisked him away in Season 9.

Eagle-eyed fans have also pointed out that the skyline that appears in the background of the teaser is likely to be Philadelphia, which is just north of The Walking Dead Season 10’s setting, Virginia.

Could we eventually see Rick reunited with Judith, Daryl, and the rest of the gang? We’ll have to wait and see.