Witcher Season 2 Release Date Confirmed, Everything we Need

The Witcher Season 2 release date is confirmed as of December 17. All eight episodes of The Witcher Season 2 will be released on December 17, 2022, as Netflix revealed during the WitcherCon virtual event in July 2022. It’s been almost two years since our last trip to the mainland, so there’s no doubt that Season 2 of The Witcher is among the most anticipated TV shows this side of Christmas.

Witcher Season 2 Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and More

Amazon’s Wheel of Time and upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show will fight tooth and nail to secure their place as “the next Game of Thrones,” but right now Netflix’s big-budget adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bestselling novels is the best. 

The eight episodes of Season 2 of The Witcher are set to continue the story of the eponymous monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, played once again by big-screen Superman Henry Cavill.

Aligned, uniting Geralt with orphan princess Ciri (Freya Allan) – just as their respective fates decreed. We also imagine that it won’t be long before they cross paths with the third character in the series, the magician known as Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra).

We’ve been on a reconnaissance mission to Geralt’s world, to find out what Season 2 of The Witcher has in store for us, from its release date to several trailers and even some episode titles.

We’re expecting more magic, more monsters, and more morally complex characters when the series returns to Netflix in December 2022. 

Release Date: Netflix has confirmed The Witcher Season 2 release date for December 17, 2022.

Cast: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan return to star as Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Ciri, the Cintra lion cub. New hires include Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia as Vesemir and Game of Thrones Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen.

Story: Now that Geralt and Ciri have finally met, the story of the second season of The Witcher will focus on Witcher’s efforts to keep the princess safe, addressing the fact that she is more powerful than anyone would have imagined. 

Witcher Season 2 Release Date

The Witcher Season 2 Trailer out in July

Netflix released the full two-minute The Witcher Season 2 trailer in July 2022, as part of the event WitcherCon. 

Seeing that much of Season 1 focused on Geralt’s efforts to fulfill the Law of Surprise that binds him to Ciri, the Young Orphan Heir / Lion Cub of Cintra, it’s no surprise may that first trailer for season 2 of The Witcher pick things up with them. 

Now that Geralt has made contact with Ciri, he takes her under his wing, leading her to Kaer Morhen, the citadel where he learned his witcher skills.

His place on the mainland after the death of his family and the loss of his kingdom – he admits that “sometimes I’m so scared, I feel like I could burn the whole world”. 

There is also a brief sighting of the last member of The Witcher’s central triumvirate, Yennefer of Vengerberg, in the aftermath of Season 1’s Battle of Sodden Hill. She was found by Fringilla, the Nilfgaardian witch who played a pivotal role.

In the fall of Cintra, who says simply: “Welcome back …”. Does that mean Yennefer will start season 2 of The Witcher in the custody of Nilfgaard? Fringilla and Yennefer certainly aren’t going to be friends …

“We dig deeper into [Fringilla’s] past and how he ended up in Nilfgaard,” said showrunner Lauren S Hissrich. “Who is she as a person and how she and Yennefer found themselves on such different paths.”

In September 2022, Netflix released a new “Road to Season 2” trailer that combined clips from Season 1 with plenty of new footage from Season Two, including a first real glimpse of Kim Bodnia’s Vesemir. 

We also received a new trailer for the second season of The Witcher at the end of October, which provided important information on how the second year of the series would unfold.

“None of us will have peace as long as there are no more monsters in the world,” says Geralt, ushering in scenes of magic, violence, and monsters, not to mention some epic panoramas of the continent and ominous portents on Ciri’s life.

“Are you ready for this?” Geralt asks. December 17th will never be enough … 

There are also two new first-look clips for the series, which focus on Geralt’s relationship with the new character Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju). 

The episode titles have been revealed 

The episode titles for season 2 were revealed. They are: 

  • A Grain of Truth 
  • Kaer Morhen 
  • What is Lost 
  • Redanian Intelligence 
  • Turn Your Back 
  • Dear Friend 
  • Voleth Meir 
  • TBC 

The title of the eighth and final episode is apparently so secret that we will have to wait to find out what it is. 

The episode titles offer some clues about the second season of The Witcher.

“A Grain of Truth” takes its name from a short story from Andrzej Sapkowki’s book The Last Wish, which features Nivellen, the character played by Kristofer from Game of Thrones Hivju in The Witcher season 2.

“Kaer Morhen” is the name of a fortress where sorcerers are trained. “Dear friend” probably refers to a letter Geralt wrote to Yennefer in Witcher’s books.

And “Voleth Meir” refers to a new character played by Ania Marson. Voleth Meir would be an elf for “Deathless Mother,” and it looks like the character has an important role to play in Ciri’s story arc. 

New and Returning Cast Members, including Vesemir 

Netflix has announced most of The Witcher season 2 cast – including confirmations of who’ll be playing some major new characters from the books. 

The list of returning characters is as follows: 

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia 
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg 
  • Freya Allan as Ciri, the Lion Cub of Cintra 
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier 
  • Mimî M Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo 
  • Anna Shaffer as Triss 
  • Eamon Farren as Cahir 
  • MyAnna Buring as Tissaia 
  • Tom Canton as Filvandrel 
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor 
  • Terence Maynard as Artorius 
  • Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina 
  • Lilly Cooper as Murta 
  • Jeremy Crawford as Yarpen Zigrin 
  • Royce Pierreson as Istredd 

The list of new characters joining The Witcher season 2: 

  • Kim Bodnia as Vesemir 
  • Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen 
  • Adjoa Andoh as Nenneke 
  • Liz Carr as Fenn 
  • Simon Callow as Codringher 
  • Graham McTavish as Dijkstra 
  • Kevin Doyle as Ba’Lian 
  • Chris Fulton as Rience 
  • Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart 
  • Paul Bullion as Lambert 
  • Yasen Atour as Coën 
  • Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel 
  • Joel Adrian as Hemrik 
  • Mecia Simson as Francesca 
  • Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia 
  • Agnes Bjorn as Vereena 
  • Carmel Laniado as Violet 
  • Rebecca Hanssen as Queen Meve 
  • Alastair Parker as TBC 

While Geralt was sort of a lone wolf (white) in Season 1, we’ll meet a few other Witchers in Season 2.

We know that Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia plays Witcher Vesemir’s trainer, who appears as the part animation mistress The prequel film to Witcher Nightmare of the Wolf – and that we will visit the Witcher School in Kaer Morhen. 

Paul Bullion, Yasen Atour, and Basil Eidenbenz will join the cast as fellow witcher Lambert, Coen, and Eskel respectively, while Joel Adrian will play another witcher named Henrik.

Fans of books and video games already know Lambert and Eskel, both from Geralt and Vesemir’s Wolf School. professionals are generally considered an endangered breed.

While there are references to other witcher schools such as the cat and bear in the books, Geralt’s faction appears to be one of the few witcher groups to actively do everything to combat the threat. monsters hanging over the continent. 

In terms of other official cast announcements, Kristofer Hivju – better known as Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones – will play Nivellen, a cursed man with the body of a monster.
In March 2022, Netflix revealed seven more characters who had been added to the cast. They were,

  • Adjoa Andoh of Bridgerton as Nenneke, a priestess of Melitele in the books
  • Liz Carr of Silent Witness as Fenn
  • Simon Callow of Four Weddings and a Funeral as Fenn Codringher’s partner
  • Graham McTavish of Outlander as Chief of the Redanian Armed Forces Dijkstra
  • Chris Fulton of Clique as the sorcerer Rience
  • Cassie Clare as Redanian Royal Advisor Philippa Eilhart
  • Kevin Doyle of Downton Abbey as Ba’Lian, a new character.

Other castings include Mecia Simson as Francesca, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, and Agnes Bjorn as Vereena. Carmel Laniado joined the cast as a young character called Violet for at least three episodes. 

At least one character from The Witcher games is also intended for Season 2 of The Witcher.

The spiritual and powerful queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia, introduced in the game Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, will be played by Rebecca Hanssen (Enola Holmes).

Video game ties will also continue with actor Alastair Parker, who played Cleaver in The Witcher 3 Game, who will appear in an as-yet-undisclosed role.

Season 2 of The Witcher will have completely different directors from Season 1 and Netflix has confirmed their identities: 

  • Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom, Doctor Who) 
  • Sarah O’Gorman (Jamestown, Cursed) 
  • Geeta Patel (Santa Clarita Diet, Meet the Patels) 
  • Stephen Surjik (Daredevil, The Umbrella Academy, Wayne’s World 2) 

Story- What We Know So Far

Now that we’ve seen the trailer and read the official The Witcher Season 2 synopsis, it’s confirmed that as expected, Ciri will take center stage. Here is the official Netflix connection to the show’s return:

“Convinced that Yennefer’s life was lost in the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia takes Princess Cirilla to the safest place in the world. he knows, his childhood home. By Kaer Morhen.

As the kings of the mainland, elves, humans, and demons fight for supremacy outside its walls, she must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses within. ”

It’s a season where Geralt becomes a father figure to Ciri, according to showrunner Lauren S Hissrich, so expect this relationship to guide season 2.

Geralt – a man who rarely uses words when a growl is correct – could also become a bit more chatty in his new fatherly role. 

“It was very important for me to bring Geralt as close to the books as the vision. and the scenario allows it, “Henry Cavill told WitcherCon. “I wanted him to be more talkative, more intellectual, and more representative of a man.

Who has lived 70 years and has a philosophical bent. He can be depressed at times but he’s also wise.

He’s been around. He is a good guy despite unpleasant moments and capable of extraordinary violence, but his intentions are pure. I wanted to reflect on it as much as possible.

A big talking point for Season 1 of The Witcher was how it told stories in multiple locations and on a non-linear timeline – the official Witcher map and now released Witcher timeline really helps give some idea of the show – resulting in a sort of multi-tall anthology.

In an interview with Vulture discussing the odd structure of the first season, Hissrich said that while she thinks “the audience is incredibly intelligent”, she “misunderstood what everyone is looking for in their entertainment.”.

He said “I like to be challenged when I watch TV” but admitted that it is not like that for everyone. 

However, the season 1 climax mixed all the separate threads together nicely, setting The Witcher season 2 for a simpler storyline and structure. 

Hissrich has confirmed that Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer now exist in the same timeline, so their stories will be told at the same time.

In fact, this season will mark the first time Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) have acted together, which should make things easier to follow.

“This is where we ended season 1. This is absolutely where we will pick up in season two. The stories will be told in a much more linear fashion. They will not be a story.

Hissrich said that “Nilfgaard’s armor will be completely different. You will have the opportunity [in season 2] to go back and correct the course if you wish.”

And when asked for a teaser for The Witcher season 2, Hissrich simply said, “Spoiler-free I’ll say there’s a crop of new monsters, a new cost for magic, and some new and unexpected ones, pairings of our favorite characters. “ 

Season 3 of The Witcher is confirmed

The first season of The Witcher ignored the idea that it was only there to fill a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in our lives.

He confidently told stories his own way and presented a fantasy world that has already captured people’s imaginations on their Xbox and PlayStation.

And, while it’s unlikely that there will be many spinoffs from the games on the Netflix show, they’re not really canon according to author Sapkowski, but rather a “free-to-play adaptation containing elements of [sound]. 

And we’re pretty sure there is enough source material left to make it doable. As it stands, Cavill is poised to stick with Geralt’s story throughout a series of seven seasons.

“Absolutely,” he said. “As long as we can continue to tell great stories that honor [Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.”

And it’s easy to see why they think he might be an amateur, as they have all the stories of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer to tell. He brings them across the continent in a rich wide variety of places and introduces us to some of the best fantastic characters. 

Final Words

Season two of The Witcher is eagerly awaited as the season two titles are a pout, fans are even more excited. Season 2 of The Witcher is based on the short story by Andrzej  Sapkowski.

In the original story, Geralt meets Nivellan. The character in the story is half-human and half-animal. The show will also feature Ciri’s story.

So we know that Witcher season 2 release date is announced as 17 December 2022, wait is almost over!

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