‘The Witcher’ has encountered yet another production roadblock in season 2 of Netflix’s hit show. Find out what has lead to the setback from its release.
Hollywood star Henry Cavill wounded his leg while filming the hit Netflix series ‘The Witcher’ in the UK for the second season. According to “Entertainment Weekly”, the British actor has sustained minor leg muscle injury and will be out of production for some time. ‘The Witcher’ is based on a series of novels written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It follows the tale of the entangled destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters are struggling to live and prosper, and where good and evil are not easily defined.
- ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 release date
- ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 all episodes
- A season 3 of ‘The Witcher’?
Cavill leads the cast as Geralt of Rivia, with Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Freya Allan as Ciri. The first season of the series premiered in November 2019 and the streaming network Netflix renewed the show for a sophomore run in December of the same year. The second season of eight episodes is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2021.
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 release date
According to showrunner Lauren Hissrich’s AMA with fans, ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 will premiere sometime in 2021, but a more specific date has not been selected.
Production at ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 had a couple of Covid-19 pandemic brushes. Previously, Netflix had halted all of its production during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting on August 17th, ‘The Witcher’ cast reunited on set. More recently, filming stopped in November due to the positive testing of four crew members.
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 all episodes
The first season of the show was based on the first two books in ‘The Witcher’ series, “The Last Wish” and “Sword of Destiny”, which are not in the main series, but collections of short stories that show the backstory of the characters. In order to adapt the show, elements from these books were taken, but now that [SPOILER ALERT] Geralt and Ciri have finally found each other, it is likely that the show may begin to get closer to the main series.
Showrunner Hissrich also clarified to “The Wrap” that season 2 of ‘The Witcher’ is going to be a lot more linear:
“What we’ll see in Season 2 is that all of our characters are existing on the same timeline. What that allows us to do storywise though is to play with time in slightly different ways. We get to do flashbacks, we get to do flash-forwards, we get to actually integrate time in a completely different way that we weren’t able to do in season 1.”
A season 3 of ‘The Witcher’?
“Redanian Intelligence’s” fan blog spotted a post on the Writer’s Guild of America database. That posting added the credits of executive-producer-writer-showrunner Lauren Hissrich to ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 (2020-2021). The Writer’s Guild of America is a very large union body so it’s pretty unlikely that they would just make this up. Before season 1 aired, season 2 was confirmed as well, so it’s pretty credible.
Aren’t you excited for the release that is going to happen? Until then why don’t you brush up a little by watching season 1 of ‘The Witcher’ on Netflix