The Witcher season 2 started filming at the beginning of 2020, and it’s currently on hold. With this in mind, we can only guess when Netflix is going to launch the second season.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Witcher season 2’s cast, new characters, possible launch date, and more.
The Witcher Season 2 Cast News
Henry Cavill (Geralt), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) are all set to return for the season 2. Netflix has now unveiled the full cast of the show.
Three new witchers will join the cast, Coen, played by Yasen Atour, Lambert, played by Paul Bullion, and Hemrik, played by Joel Adrian. Netflix announced only the first two characters, while Redanian Intelligence hinted at the third in May. In The Witcher season, 2 will also get to see Kaer Morhen, the place where witchers are trained.
Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) will play as witcher trainer, Vasemir, and Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) will play Nivellen. Other new castings include Carmel Laniado, as a young character called Violet, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Mecia Simson as Francesca, Aisha Fabienne Ross, as Lydia, and Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel.
Returning characters from season 1 include Eamon Farren as Cahir, Joey Batey as Jaskier, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.
Characters from The Witcher game series seem like they’re going to hit The Witcher season 2, too. Queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia from the game Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will also be part of the season 2 cast.
The Witcher Season 2 Launch Date
The Witcher season 2 launch date will be this year, but Netflix hasn’t unveiled an official date. Producer Lauren S. Hissrich stated: “We don’t yet have a target launch date for season 2, past 2021.”
Filming for The Witcher Season 2 began in February 2020 in Scotland, London, and regions of Eastern Europe. But, it was put on hold because the actor Kristofer Hivju was tested positive for Covid-19. The rest of the TV industry and film shut down shortly after, and it’s unknown when season 2 will resume filming. A report by Platige Image from April 27, however, said the work on all eight episodes of the season 2 is due July 2021 So, we could expect the launch date to be August 2021.