Season two of The Witcher is in the wrapped, which hopefully keeps the show on track for release this year. The news appeared on Instagram (opens in new tab) accompanied by a photo of a fully armoured Henry Cavill complete with Witcher medallion and a better wig than season one. Geralt has never looked so happy.
As with many TV shows in the past year or so, filming for the series was shaken by Covid-19. Oh and Cavill took a minor injury (opens in new tab) on set while blasting through a gauntlet "involving swinging axes" 20 ft high in a tree canopy. What a shirker.
Fortunately in spite of filming delays, there's plenty to look forward to. There will be many more witchers, including Geralt's tutor Vesemir and the young upstart Lambert. Check out our round up of everything we know about The Witcher season 2 (opens in new tab) for cast details, pics from the set, and story speculation.
The producers seem even happier than Cavill, as we see in the montage below. It even features a John Woo style slow-motion sideways wrap. Hopefully that dude is okay.
Toss a coin to our crew because we just wrapped season 2! @LHissrich pic.twitter.com/zdXer5mvsrApril 2, 2021
Late last year Netflix officially revealed the synopsis for season two. Since then we've been waiting on cast announcements for new characters that will be very familiar to fans of the books.
The Witcher Season 2 — meet the latest cast additions: Adjoa Andoh as NennekeCassie Clare as Phillippa EilhartLiz Carr as FennGraham McTavish as Dijkstra Kevin Doyle as Ba’lianSimon Callow as CodringherChris Fulton as Rience pic.twitter.com/jkvgTYMfVvMarch 22, 2021
Here's the plot summary: “Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.”
It will be interesting to see how the show adapts Ciri's time at Kaer Morhen. The Witcher 3 opens with Geralt, Vesemir and Ciri training at the castle, though the showrunners have been clear that the show is based on the novels rather than CD Projekt RED's games. It should be good to see Ciri's character develop when she's not wandering around a forest for numerous episodes.
Now all we need is a release date so we can book a day or so off to watch Mr. Cavill smash some monsters. Until then we can always enjoy these fine covers of Toss a Coin to Your Witcher (opens in new tab).