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Suggestion to watch The Witcher Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Story, and News Theviraltime


Suggestion to watch The Witcher Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Story, and News Theviraltime

Monsters, beware! Netflix series The Witcher was renewed for a second season before the first season had even premiered, so it’s no surprise that it was reportedly the most popular streaming show in the world at one point (and the second-most popular series of 2019 on the industry-leading streamer after Stranger Things).

Season 2 of The Witcher is currently scheduled to premiere December 17 on Netflix, bringing an end to more than a year of teases and anticipation. Along with the premiere date, we finally have some additional information about season 2 of The Witcher, including some of the first clips from the season.

So what’s next for Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri? Here’s everything we know about season 2 of The Witcher so far.

New footage

Netflix released the first, official clips from season 2 of The Witcher in September as part of the streaming service’s “Tudum” preview event. The first clip offers a sneak peek at Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, a man cursed with the form of a monster.

The second clip released during the event features Geralt (Henry Cavill) giving instructions to Ciri (Freya Allan) before preparing himself to hunt down a creature in Nivellen’s home.

Finally, in December, Netflix brought forth another clip of Ciri (Freya Allan) running a training gauntlet.

Looks like you have chosen… wisely. Enjoy the first of many #Witchmas treats!

— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 12, 2021

renewed for a second season on the streaming service.

Geralt's adventure is only beginning….

The Witcher has been renewed for Season 2!

— Netflix (@netflix) November 13, 2019

During a Reddit AMA on January 7, 2020, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich indicated that the series was targeting a return in 2021 for season 2. That prediction proved true, as Netflix announced in July 2021 that the season would indeed premiere on December 17, 2021. The announcement was accompanied by some fresh footage from the season ahead of its debut.

What you've all been waiting for, Witcher family. Here's the first teaser trailer for Season 2, premiering December 17 on @netflix. #WitcherCon

— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 9, 2021

Andrzej Sapkowski] short stories to life,” Hissrich told Netflix. “It’s a story of a father and daughter coming together in a place that doesn’t quite feel safe for them. And, of course, we really get into Nivellen, who’s played by the incomparable Kristofer Hivju. And we get to explore his character and his backstory with Geralt as well.”

THE WITCHER Season 2 premiere episode is adapting the Andrzej Sapkowski short story A Grain of Truth. Here’s what you need to know about how @LHissrich is bringing the beloved Witcher tale to life with Geralt and Ciri.

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 5, 2021

— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) April 2, 2021

Twitter. Production endured a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It's been one year since we started shooting The Witcher S2.

So much has changed since last February. But when I look back at those cold gorgeous nights in the woods, one thing remains constant: I still feel like the luckiest woman in the world.

— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 12, 2021

— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 16, 2020

Netflix revealed the first photo of Henry Cavill as Geralt in season 2 of The Witcher.

New armour, same witcher. Here's your first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in @witchernetflix Season 2.

— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 5, 2020

The titular monster hunter is seen in one photo sporting a new set of armor while looking as stoic as ever.

A month later, set photos caught sorcerers and sorceresses Yennefer, Cahir, Stegobor, and Vilgefortz hanging out between shots.

Sorcerers and sorceresses were spotted on The Witcher's set today by Peter Lau (via Facebook)

— r/NetflixWitcher (@netflixwitcher) November 2, 2020

announced in late February 2020, with Killing Eve actor Kim Bodnia (below) cast as Vesemir.

As fans of the Witcher franchise know well, Vesemir is one of the oldest witchers still alive, and a father figure to Geralt. One of the only survivors of the infamous massacre at Kaer Morhen that eliminated nearly all of the witchers from the school where Geralt was trained and raised, Vesemir is fiercely protective of the few remaining witchers and also becomes a mentor to Ciri during her early years with Geralt.

A week earlier, Netflix confirmed a group of new cast members joining The Witcher in season 2.

The Continent just got a little bigger. Here's the new cast of #TheWitcher Season 2:

Yasen Atour as Coen
Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
Paul Bullion as Lambert
Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
Mecia Simson as Francesca

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) February 21, 2020

The second season of The Witcher is poised for a Game of Thrones crossover of sorts, as actor Kristofer Hivju (below) has joined the cast. Hivju portrayed fan-favorite character Tormund Giantsbane in the hit HBO series and will play cursed nobleman Nivellen in season 2 of The Witcher.

Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) Helen Sloan/HBO

Agnes Bjorn will portray Vereena, a woman with a close connection to Nivellen in Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Witcher Saga” novels. Both Aisha Fabienne Ross and Mecia Simson will play sorceresses in the second season, with Ross playing Lydia and Simson playing the elf Francesca.

Thue Ersted Rasmussen was originally cast as Eskel, a fellow witcher from the School of the Wolf, where Geralt trained. However, due to scheduling concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rasmussen was forced to step down from the role. He was quickly replaced by Basil Eidenbenz, according to a Den of Geek report. Eskel is a key character in both the novels and the popular video game franchise they inspired, and one of Geralt’s closest friends.

The two remaining characters on the list were first reported to be joining the series a few weeks before Rasmussen’s initial announcement.

Peaky Blinders and The Bastard Executioner actor Paul Bullion (above) will portray Lambert, another witcher from the School of the Wolf. Lambert’s presence in season 2 suggests fans will learn more about Geralt’s early years and the training he endured to become a witcher.

Also joining the season 2 cast will be Strike Back actor Yasen Atour, who will portray the witcher Coën. A lesser-known witcher hailing from the School of the Griffin, Coën played an important role in Ciri’s formative years in The Witcher novels.


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

In the U.K., Arborfield/Longcross Studios opened for business during the late summer after being among the first U.K. studios to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Hollywood, prompting numerous production delays and forcing studios to postpone premieres. The Witcher was no exception, as Netflix reportedly halted production on season 2 of the series in mid-March due to the outbreak.

The decision was particularly noteworthy for making The Witcher the first major TV show produced in the U.K. to have production stalled due to the pandemic.

According to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, their unconventional family dynamic will be a central theme in season 2.

“What I think is really fun about Geralt and Ciri is they are the most unexpected family you can imagine. You have a witcher whose sole job is to kill things for money and you have a little girl who is trying to escape her past,” Hissrich told The Wrap. “Coming out of season 1, you have a pretty good sense of who Ciri is, you have a pretty good sense of who Geralt is. And now we get to throw that all in a blender and see what happens when two people who are completely different have to be forced together in circumstances.”

“It will be two strangers coming together for the first time and being told, ‘Nope, you’re gonna be together forever,’” she added. “I think that their growth together into being a father and daughter is one of my favorite parts of the series.”

The Witcher Netflix

But Geralt’s relationship with Ciri won’t be the only family dynamic that’s explored.

“When you start to imagine someone’s family, you also need to understand their family of origin. Sometimes that’s a mother and father, sometimes that’s blood relatives. For Geralt, it’s his brothers, it’s the brotherhood of the witchers,” explained Hissrich. “So I’m really excited to get back in and meet Vesemir, his father figure, for the first time and all of these men that he was raised with since he was seven years old.”

official photo from the set of The Witcher season 2 in April 2020. Although the image didn’t reveal any details about the season, it did make it clear that the next season of the series is on the minds of its creative team just as much as its fans.

#tbt one month ago on the set of ⁦@witchernetflix⁩.

The sun will rise again. Until then, stay home and stay safe.

— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 10, 2020


The first season of The Witcher was primarily adapted from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, two collections of short stories that were set before the events in author Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher Saga. These stories served as a prequel to the events chronicled in Sapkowski’s main series and explored the early years of the three main characters — Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri — and how their paths initially crossed.

In a December 2019 interview with, series executive producer Tomek Baginski indicated that the series couldn’t fit all of the content from those collections into the first season of The Witcher. This has led to speculation that the second season will deliver the rest of those seminal adventures while beginning to explore the events of the primary saga.

Series stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan are all confirmed to be returning for season 2 of The Witcher, reprising their roles as Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, respectively.

Confirmation of the trio’s return accompanied the season 2 announcement made by Netflix, with The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich telling Deadline, “I’m so thrilled that before fans have even seen our first season, we can confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri.”

Season 2 of The Witcher will premiere December 17 on Netflix.

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