Great news! The Witcher season 2 has officially begun production this month. Filming has begun in the U.K. and Netflix has announced a 2021 tentative release date, according to Deadline. As soon as anything is official, we will be sure to let you know!
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) showrunner and Executive Producer commented about the success of The Witcher: “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.”
Reprising their season 1 roles are Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust), Freya Allan (Third Day, Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier.
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Other returning cast members for season 2 include MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (Peterloo) as Murta, Jeremy Crawford (Titans) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold and Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallender) as Sabrina.
We also have new cast members joining The Witcher for the second season. Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn 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 Mecia Simson, as Francesca.
Stephen Surjick (Umbrella Academy), Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed), Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) and Geeta Patel (Meet The Patels) will all be taking up directing roles this season.
We look forward to season 2 in 2021. Stay tuned into Fangirlish for updates! In the meantime check out Lifestyle Lift for reasons why Jaskier is our spirit person.
The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix.