Netflix’s massive hit series, the Witcher, was supposed to begin its shooting this year in the month of February, but due to COVID-19, it came to a halt and returned filming later this year.
But the series faced another obstacle when four members of the set, along with Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju was found positive. But all is well now, and the cast has resumed shooting, and Kristofer has recovered and is back in form.
Fans have been expecting Netflix to release the second season by 2020, but after all the delay in schedule and everything, it looks like the 2021 release is also still a concern.
According to the showrunner Lauren, they are vying for a 2021 release, but nothing can be now be said because we seriously cannot predict what will happen next. So, let’s just hope everything goes according to schedule and we get to see season 2 by 2021.
Old Cast and New Cast
The series’s main leads will sustain their roles while many new cast members have been added, and some casting news keeps coming every week. One thing with a series this big is that many main leads and characters will be needed in order to give the audience the exact picture of what is happening in the grandeur it is meant to be watched.
The highly anticipated character appearance in the second season would be Geralt’s father figure and mentor, Vesemir, who will be played by Killing Eve’s Kim Bodina.
Other new cast members include Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, newcomer Mecia Simson, will play the role of Francesca, Carmel Laniado as Violet (rumor), and Emily Pollet will play the role of Human Mother G. But, James Eeles and, Cayvan Coates’ character remains unknown. Rebecca Hanssen will play Queen Meve of Rivia.
Night King of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, Vladimír Furdík was the fight choreographer of season one but, unfortunately, won’t return for season two.
The plot of Season 2
As we already know, season one finally brought all the characters together and in the same timeline. Geralt, united with Ciri and Yennefer, is also in the same place but still not found by them.
According to what we can figure out with the cast shooting mostly in the London studios, it looks like the scenes of Kaer Morhen are being shot. That being said, as per the books, Ciri will now get Witcher training from Geralt and his mentor, and Triss Merigold will be summoned to help her in controlling her magical abilities.
Now given that Ciri is a Source, according to the books, she will require even more rigorous training to learn and control her powers so, that means Yennefer will be introduced again in the life of Geralt. Source, according to the Witcher Universe, is a person with formidable magical abilities. To know more about this, read it here…
According to Lauren S Hissrich, there won’t be any more tangled confusing timeline in season 2, unlike season one. While that comes as a relief to many audiences, she did say that there will be many flashbacks and flashforwards, but, unlike the book, they will show the earlier days of Ciri and Geralt’s relationship and how they form the bond of father-daughter.