‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Has Officially Started Production

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 21.02.20

The Witcher season 2 production has started, with a new set of actors joining the already-existing cast of the hit fantasy show.

Obviously we all knew it would do well, starring Henry Cavill and being a high-budget Netflix production, but no-one could have predicted The Witcher being quite as popular as it is.

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There’s even a song. People bloody love that Toss a Coin thing like it’s Careless Whisper or something. They’ll be hoping for more of that frolicking fun in The Witcher season 2 as production is now underway.

It’s hard to sink your teeth into a good fantasy series these days, with them either trying their hardest to be Game of Thrones or the graphics – of which there always are some – resembling a PS2 cutscene.

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But then The Witcher came along and reminded people that fantasy isn’t all Wind in the Willows with added prophesies, leaving people eagerly awaiting The Witcher season 2.

As for the cast, Henry Cavill will return as Geralt of Rivia, obviously, and he will be joined by Anya Chalotra, as sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allen as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier.

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There will be new characters though, played by the stellar likes of Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca.

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Big cast (quantity-wise, not necessarily star-power-wise).

The Witcher season 2 will be “more intense” 

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Meanwhile, in an interview with Digital Spy, showrunner Hissrich hinted that things are set to intensify for Geralt and the gang in Season 2:

“What I would say is that season 1 is very much about building blocks.

“It’s about constructing the world, and setting up these characters, and putting them on paths, and knocking those dominoes over.

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“When you get to season 2, all of those things start to come to play, which is that characters start meeting each other – sometimes getting along, sometimes not.

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“All those things that we set up – Geralt and Yennefer; Geralt and Ciri; Yennefer and Ciri; all of the different kingdoms that you just barely hear about in season one, start rising to the surface in season 2.

“So the storytelling is a little more intense in a way, and maybe a little more focused and driven in the journeys that we’re telling in season 2.”

Looking forward to this…

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