The Witcher season 2 spell has been woven over at Netflix, with the proverbial coin of renewal having been tossed to the series by the streaming Valley of Plenty over a month before the premiere of season 1.
The second season of Netflix’s The Witcher was officially confirmed back in November, and with an 8-episode order, which matches the number of episodes for the hit inaugural season. Production on Season 2 will commence in London in early 2020, with a premiere set for fall 2021.
Indeed, Netflix’s gamble seems to have paid off, with The Witcher going on to become one of its biggest performers, due to a touted record-breaking 76 million household presence – notwithstanding ambiguity over the parameters for those metrics.
Indicative of Netflix’s retention of The Witcher‘s key creative personnel, Season 1 showrunner (and the show’s credited creator) Lauren S. Hissrich enthusiastically announced the Season 2 renewal, bestowing praise on the cast and crew while teasing the further adventures of the show’s main trio.
Hissrich, who’s worked extensively with Netflix as an executive producer on TV offerings The Umbrella Academy, Daredevil and The Defenders, executive-produces The Witcher alongside Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Steve Gaub, Sean Daniel, Jarosław Sawko and Mike Ostrowski.
Here’s everything else we know about The Witcher season 2:
The Witcher Season 2 Cast
Every major member of the show’s original cast will return for season 2 (including Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra). There are also a few new additions:
Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) has been cast as Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor in the oldest Witcher in the Continent. Vesemir is also the subject of a Witcher anime movie called Nightmare of the Wolf.
Carmel Laniado (A Christmas Carol) will recur for at least three episodes as Violet, described as “a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanor is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”
Rounding out the new additions to the cast. Among them are Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date
The Witcher Season 2 is set to arrive on Netflix sometime in the fall of 2021, which, unfortunately, is a long way from now. However, filming is set to commence in February 2020 (this month), rolling cameras in Scotland and parts of Eastern Europe.