The Witcher, a Netflix original series that is based on the book and the video game series of the same name is set around Geralt of Rivia, Ciri, and Yennefer. The 8 episode first season was released on December 20, 2019. The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Geralt), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer). The Witcher is a fantasy series that is based on the mutated monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia.
Season 2 of The Witcher was in the works early 2020, but due to COVID-19, the production was put off for some time. The set had also got news of Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) testing positive of COVID-19 and thus the set had to be deep cleaned, according to Deadline. The actor had joined to make an appearance in season 2.
The Witcher series is planned to continue filming in August with a planned release date of 2021, according to Techradar. Techradar reported that the 2021 release date is based on Platige Image’s report. Platige Image is a special effects company and their report had shown that their work on season 2 was, “covered by the Agreement will be implemented in turn for individual sections, and the deadline for all works is July 2021.”
A trailer has yet to be released for season 2 as of this writing.
But Techradar also reported that season 2 won’t be the only Witcher-related content to be coming to Netflix. The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf will be coming to Netflix as an anime-style movie. No release date on the anime movie either. The movie will be about Vesemir, known famously as Geralt’s mentor in both the books and video games. Studio Mir will also be animating the movie, a South Korean animation studio. Studio Mir is known for The Legend of Korra and The Boondocks (season 4). Kim Bodnia will be playing Vesemir in season 2 of The Witcher and might also voice him in the anime movie. Bodnia is a danish actor known for Killing Eve and The Bridge.
The Witcher was followed with major success, with Netflix reporting that 76 million households watched The Witcher, according to Forbes.
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