The first season of ‘The Witcher’ has swept Netflix , but the streaming platform had already renewed the series for a second season before its premiere. The most impatient ones are surely looking forward to seeing it now, but I am afraid that we will still have to wait to see new chapters.
In this article we are going to review everything that is known so far about the second season of ‘The Witcher’ , from when the filming is scheduled to start to the animated film that will serve as an accompaniment and introduction to a key character in Geralt’s life of Rivia.
‘The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf’
The Studio Mir , company behind the acclaimed series ‘The Legend of Korra’ , behind ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ , an animated film in which the unnamed continent they inhabit the characters have to deal to a new threat. In addition, it is also known that its main protagonist will be Vesemir , a character who until now has not appeared in the series but whose influence has already been noticed by being the mentor and father figure of Geralt de Rivia.
The animated film will be written by Beau DeMayo , one of the writers of ‘The Witcher’ -signed the third episode of the first season-, and Lauren Hissrich , the showrunner of the series, will be involved in the creative process of the same and in His moment already dropped that he would love to have Mark Hamill to bring him to life in the series, although for now nothing is known about it.
The first season ended with the long-awaited meeting between Geralt and Ciri, the latter being the one that created a cliffhanger by asking him who Yennefer is. Hissrich has clarified that now the three characters will live in the same timeline , thus putting an end to the much criticized narrative structure used so far.
Of course, Hissrich has also made it clear that this does not mean that ” the three are together and happy all the time ” in an interview with Vulture and also that he is going to delve deeper into the characters – flashbacks? Vesemir’s entry into the animated film seems like a clue in that direction – ” we’re not constantly trying to introduce new characters, worlds, and kingdoms all the time .”
In another interview with Redanian Intelligence, he also revealed that Ciri is going to be the center of the story of this second season, something logical if we take into account that her story during the first season was mostly fleeing to save her life.
Another already known detail is that another of the short adventures starring Geralt will be adapted in the first novel of the saga written Andrzej Sapkowski will be adapted in the second season. Specifically, it will be ‘A Grain of Truth’, in which Geralt meets a man named Nivellen turned into a beast due to a curse. In the television version, Geralt and Ciri meet him during his journey to Kaer Morhen.
There is little left for the cameras to record again, since the filming of the second season is scheduled to start in February 2020. The filming of the first began in October 2018 and did not end until June 2019. If the same happens, that it would mean that the second season would not finish filming until November of this year.
In the absence of official confirmation, it is assumed that all of the main characters who made it alive at the end of the first season will reappear. Come on, Henry Cavill will remain Geralt, Freya Allan will remain as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Joey Batey as Dandelion , Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, etc.
In addition, death is not a guarantee that we will never see them again, since there will not be several timelines again, but all the clues suggest that the flashbacks will make a presence in the series with some assiduity.
The Release Date
In a round of questions and answers on Reddit , Hissrich pointed out that the series will not return until 2021 and the truth is that there are good reasons for that longer than usual wait:
We don’t yet have a planned release date for season 2, past 2021. We don’t want to speed up the process, it doesn’t benefit anyone.
If we take the times with the first season as a reference, April 2021 seems like a likely date , but it may not be a good date for Netflix and it will be a little more behind.
At the moment we will have to wait for the trailer, but we do have the first images of the three protagonists in this second season
The Future Of The Series
Obviously it will depend on whether the public is still interested in the series, but Hissrich already has up to seven seasons planned . He has plenty of material for this in Sapkowski’s novels, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Perhaps the fact that Netflix does not usually make very long series and prefers to choose to promote the news, but ‘The Witcher’ has the ability to become its star franchise as soon as they continue to pamper it.