The Witcher season 2 is officially happening on Netflix. Prior to the release of the first installment, the streaming platform confirmed the Henry Cavill-led drama will have a second outing. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming installment.
At the moment, The Witcher season 2 is in production in several locations across the United Kingdom. The official release date, however, remains uncertain as of this writing. The series has encountered some filming delays, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the major reason.
Since filming has been pushed back, there's a possibility the premiere will have a later date, as well. If there won't be any setbacks along the way, the series could follow its original plan. Before the current health crisis hits the globe, the plan for the second outing is to be released in 2021.
Most of the characters are expected to make a return in The Witcher season 2. Lead actor Henry Cavill is coming back as Geralt of Rivia. His co-stars Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are confirmed to be coming back as Princess Cirilla "Ciri" and Yennefer of Vengerberg, respectively.
However, one cast member won't be returning in the upcoming installment. Thue Ersted Rasmussen had to leave the series and was replaced because of rescheduling issues. His character, Eskel, will be played by a new actor, Basil Eidenbenz.
Meanwhile, only a few details were known about the plot of The Witcher season 2. But, based on the brief synopsis, the latest installment sees Geralt of Rivia convinced that Yennefer's life was lost following the Battle of Sodden. So, he decided to bring Ciri to a safe place, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen.
The Continent's kings, elves, humans, and demons are striving for supremacy outside the wall. At the same time, Geralt of Rivia must protect the princess from something more dangerous -- the mysterious power she possibly possessed inside.
As for the trailer, fans may need to wait for a while before getting a first glimpse of The Witcher season 2. New footage will likely be released once the show is nearing its official release date. For now, fans can enjoy the first eight episodes of season 1 on Netflix.
In a related report, the streaming service ordered a prequel series, titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. The six-part, live-action limited series is set in an Elven world 1,200 years ago from the main show. Declan de Barra serves as showrunner and executive producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acts as EP, as well.