When is The Witcher season 2 on Netflix?
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich first announced the return of the show and key characters on 13th November 2019, over a month before the launch of season one.
There’s no word on a release date just yet but expect at least a year for a big-budget fantasy series – so around December 2020 at the earliest.
“The scriptwriting process takes about 20 weeks, all in,” Hissrich told RadioTimes.com. “Now, what happens after that 20 weeks is, we have a draft of all of the episodes. But then you start to look back, and you have to leave room in the writing process for organic things to happen.
“So let’s say you start shooting, and you realise, ‘Oh, those two characters work even better together than I expected. And then we’ll make sure that down the line, we’re playing more into that storyline.’
“So all of the scripts are written,” she added. “It doesn’t mean they won’t be rewritten 100 times before someone sees them on the air for season two.”
“We will get into some stuff from Blood of Elves. But I also think there are things that we wanted to adapt from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny that we didn’t have time to do.
“So to be blessed with a season two, and to know that we can go back and revisit some of those things, is really exciting. There will be a big mix of things.”
Blood of Elves sees Geralt take on the protection and training of Freya Allan’s Ciri, but given that some of Ciri’s storyline has already been depicted in season one it’s unlikely to be a direct adaptation of those events.
At the very least expect some monster hunting, sword-fighting, more on the war with Nilgaard and the elvish insurgence, as well as a likely focus on the prophecies and powers of Princess Ciri
Who’s in the cast of The Witcher?
Unsurprisingly Superman’s alter ego Henry Cavill will return as titular Witcher Geralt of Rivia, with Freya Allan (The War of The Worlds) as the prophesied Princess Ciri. Anya Chalotra will play sorceress and love interest Yennefer and Jodhi May will reappear as Queen Calanthe.
“What’s great is that we’ve now set up all of the dominos for the world, right?” Hissrich told us.
“We have Geralt and his journey. We’ve introduced him to Yennefer. It hasn’t necessarily gone perfectly. We have everything. We have all the building blocks in place.
“And then in that place, we hit the domino and watch things knock over.”