Netflix’s The Witcher hit all the right notes with many (us included) and is in fact considered one of the platform’s best shows, the streaming numbers of 76 million households (making it the most-watched first season of television ever for them) certainly prove it. It’s no secret that it was renewed for a second season even before the first officially started, and Netflix have confirmed that production in the UK for season 2 has officially begun, for a planned launch in 2021 (date TBC).
Further details afforded to us by the company shed some light on the cast and the production team involved. It shouldn’t come as great surprise that returning to the cast are Henry Cavill who leads the cast, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra also returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as fan-favourite Jaskier.
There’s also a couple of new faces to lookout for, they include Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.
The series will be directed by Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) who will direct episode 201 and 202, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) for episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) for episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta V. Patel (Meet The Patels) for episodes 206 and 207. Quite the cool and perfect bunch to direct if you ask us!
The series showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) commented:
“The reaction to season one of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season. Sophie Holland and her casting team have once again found the very best people to embody these characters, and in the hands of these accomplished directors, we’re excited to see these new stories come to life.”
We can’t wait to check out season two and even though it’s only scheduled for next year, we are pretty that it’s not that far because with the way things are moving, you’ll blink and it’s 2021 before you know it.