Fans are getting ready for Netflix’s groundbreaking fantasy drama The Witcher Season 2, which is due to release soon. The streaming giant adapted the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel series of the same name into a live-action fantasy drama series, which first aired in 2019. The series is full of fascinating fantasy elements like monsters combined with Slavic mythology and folklore.
In the past, Sapkowski’s novels have also spawned a popular video game franchise on the same name. Like the video game series, the TV adaptation also revolves around a witcher named Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavil, as he tries to protect Princess Cirilla from the horror of the world. Of course, her destiny is to be with Geralt.
Netflix’s The Witcher, looking to fill the void left after Game Of thrones, became one of the most popular series on the streaming platform. Even though the critics had mixed responses towards the first season, the fans absolutely adored it. And as the premiere date for The Witcher Season 2 is nearing, fans are excited to find out what fate has in store for Geralt of Rivia.
The Witcher Season 2 Will Be More Bookaccurate
Fans are psyched for the release of The Witcher Season 2. However, there is some more good news for those who had already known The Witcher before the Netflix series aired. According to several cast and showrunner interviews, The Witcher Season 2 will be more book accurate than its previous season.
Lauren S. Hissrich, the show creator, said an interview about the upcoming season. “It’s a really fun season as it follows a particular book really closely. Also, it has a lot of action, some death”. However, she did not reveal which book the show will be based upon but knowing the timeline of the events of season one, we assume the book might be Time of Contempt or Baptism of Fire, written by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The Witcher Season 2: Release Date
The first season of The Witcher premiered on December 20, around the Christmas of 2019. The show gathered a record-breaking viewership of over 76 million in just the first month of its release. Thus, Netflix’s going ahead to renew the season for further seasons seemed destined. However, the streaming platform showed a vote of confidence in its fantasy series and already renewed The Witcher for a second season on November 12, 2019, over a month before the first season’s release.
The pandemic did play a part in elongating fans’ wait for the series’ second season. However, The Witcher’s production paced up upon restart in November 2020, which was previously halted by the Covid outbreak. Consequently, the filming wrapped up in April 2021. And after months of post-production and marketing, finally, The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on December 17, 2021.
Moreover, the streaming platform is planning to explore the world of The Witcher more deeply. On September 26, 2021, Netflix announced The Witcher Season 3, a spinoff series and an animated film based in Sapkowski’s world of The Witcher.