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Everything you need to know about The Witcher Season 2 on Netflix

The extreme popularity of The Witcher Season 1 is something that is well known to everyone. In fact, even before its premiere, the sequel to the Polish-American fantasy drama series was announced. The makers were not mistaken in announcing announce the sequel- Witcher Season 2 release date after the adulation it received globally.

The Witcher Season 2 Release Date

Witcher 2 date got pushed initially due to outbreak of pandemic. Later on after resumption of shoot in August 2020, the production had to be halted. 4 members were diagnosed Corona positive on the sets.

The series producer Lauren S. Hissrich in a Reddit AMA said, “We don’t yet have a target launch date for season 2, past 2021.” Although the exact date of the release for The Witcher- Season 2  remains undisclosed, it is speculated to be aired in the second half of 2021 on Netflix.

With the release of synopsis, a possible release date can land in August 2021. The same is corroborated by a report from Platige Image that all the 8 episodes of The Witcher Season 2 should be ready to air later in July 2021. 

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the executive producer and showrunner is in no mood of rushing the project. She does not want to compromise with the quality in terms of the storyline and screenplay.

Netflix also kept teasing Witcher fans about its release date. It sometimes gave a glimpse of sets and script showing the progress happening. It also teased with the mysterious side of Geralt who plays a monster.

Now we have a confirmed timeline. Witcher Season 2 Release is happening in the fall of 2021, anytime from 1st October to 31st December. Netflix’s Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos have confirmed to the Deadline that The Witcher Season 2 is finally getting ready to premiere in Q4 of 2021. The other biggies lined up for holidays are Cobra Kai Season 4 and You Season 3.

“What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we’d hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and Covid delays and we think we’ll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year, certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we’d hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead,”

SARANDOS

The Witcher Season 2 trailer

Although Season 1 of the series received some negative connotation from the critics, the new trailer of this Netflix series released on Halloween is an absolute delight for the viewers comprising of certain secrets along with the addition of new monsters and beasts.

Netflix has also released a behind-the-scenes documentary called Making the Witcher, a 32-minute video for the Witcher fanclub.

The Comicbook.com has also released an official synopsis of the Season 2. It reads

“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 kings, elves, humans, and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.”

Witcher Season 2 cast

The story of the sequel is expected to be linear in comparison to Witcher Season 1 as stated by the makers of the show. Geralt(Henry Cavill), Yennefer(Anya Chalotra), and Ciri(Freya Allan) will continue to be the focal point of the show.

They will be supported by characters Jaskier(Joey Batey), Cahir(Eamon Farren), Triss (Anna Shaffer), and Yenn’s fellow sorcerers and sorceresses. Three new witches will be joining the existing cast. Lambert, is played by Paul Bullion, and Coën, by Yasen Atour are expected to give reference to Kaer Morhen.

Witcher Season 2 recast

Actor Thue Rasmussen has dropped out of the show due to the non-availability of dates. But the good news is that the character replacement has been found. Basil Eidenbenz will play Eskel in Season 2 of The Witcher. Some scenes have been filmed for the same since the making of the show resumed in August 2020.

Witcher Season 2 Episode 1

Episode 1 begins with a family of a merchant traversing by carriage and looking for temporary accommodation in a town that is empty. The merchant when turns around finds his wife missing. To his utter shock, he finds his daughter covered in a pool of blood. This gives a hint to start a short but clever story, ” A Grain of Truth”, giving viewers an adrenaline rush.

Witcher Season 3

Season 3 of The Witcher is on the docket as Netflix has given a green signal even before premiering Season 2. Renewal of season had to be done due to the mind-boggling popularity and not to forget the strong following of Henry Cavill.

Sushant Gupta
More than just Gadgets and Gaming enthusiast, a die-hard techy, interested in anything tech be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, sports, just pop it up. Bottom line is I am a technology purist at heart

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