Toss a coin and wish for the second season of The Witcher to come out soon. Well, you win it because the fantasy drama has been renewed for its second season as well, and could we be more thrilled about it? It must come as no surprise for fans because, according to Netflix’s reports, apparently 76 million people watched the show and deeply enjoyed its first season. I will be lying if I say that I wasn’t waiting for the season 2 release date to be announced, and it looks like the wait is not long now. Today, we will find out when season 2 of The Witcher is releasing and what fans can expect from the second season. Let’s get into the details.
Season 1 summary of The Witcher
The Witcher is Netflix’s first big-budget fantasy series based on the Polish book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The show is a fantasy drama streaming television series which is produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The series is based on a fictional medieval-inspired landmass which is called the continent. The series explores the adventures of the legend of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri, who are ultimately linked to each other by destiny.
The first season consisted of eight episodes in total and was released on Netflix on December 20, 2019. Before the premiere of season 1 of the show, Netflix announced that a second eight-episode season would be released in 2021.
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Has The Witcher renewed for a second season?
Yes, the show was renewed for a second season as well before its first season premiere by Netflix. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich made it official that the show will return with its second season, which we planned to release in 2021. However, with things going around due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Henry Cavill’s leg injury, let’s find out what changes have been made in their plans and which date is set to be the season 2 release date of The Witcher.
What is The Witcher season 2 release date?
The filming for season 2 already began in London early this year, and makers had a 2021 release date in mind; however, things turned out to be unfortunate for The Witcher and the COVID-19 pandemic; the production was delayed. Later, the show shut down its production activities back then, but in August, it was announced that the team has started backing up gain the activities, and soon the production will also kick-off.
In November, four of the cast members tested positive for coronavirus, which halted the production and filming schedules of season 2 of the show. Lauren Schmidt told the sources that we don’t yet have a target launch date set for the season 2 release. We don’t want to rush the process and make the perfect execution possible for the upcoming season.
Who will be in season 2 of The Witcher?
Fans can expect all of the show’s important characters to reprise their roles in the upcoming season. The star cast includes Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer, and Freya Allen as princess Ciri. Also, fans are excited to see Gerald’s buddy Jaskier, played by Joey Batey to return to the show, as well as his bangers to share with the world again, among them the most popular one has to be “Toss a Coin to your Witcher.”
You can also check out the book set of The Witcher on the Amazon shopping site.