Let’s be honest for a minute Netflix’s The Witcher wasn’t a hit with the critics, as well as the overall viewership. The video game adaption show has an astounding 92% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition, The Witcher was Netflix’s biggest season one launch of all-time as seventy-six million people streamed the show in the first four weeks alone. Just goes to show you what high production value, intriguing storylines,
and of course Henry Cavil in a bathing in a bathtub can do for you. So it comes as no surprise that a second season was given an immediate greenlight, with the public wanting more adventures of Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt of Rivia. Thankfully for the fans of the first season, filming on season two is just about to get underway. According to Deadline principal photography is set to begin this month in England, before expanding to Scotland and Eastern Europe. This is a bit of a departure from the first season which filmed mostly in Hungary, Spain, and the Canary Islands. It appears as though our pal Geralt is about to go gallivanting off to new locales.
In addition to the new filming locations, The Witcher is also adding a new cast member. Carmel Laniado (DOLITTLE) will take on the role of Violet, a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanor is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character. Laniado will appear in at least three episodes. There’s also been rumblings that Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju may join the cast although nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Although Carmel Laniado is a newcomer this is par for the course as both Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) were relative unknowns before The Witcher.
As to the plot of The Witcher’s sophomore season very little is known at this time. The second season is set to be less complex and more linear than the first, as all three characters’ storylines will be fundamentally intertwined. There’s also speculation that we will get more of Geralt’s backstory along with a further examination of the origin of Witchers. Ah yes but will Baby Yoda show up? That’s the real question.
Season two of The Witcher is expected to debut sometime in the late Fall of this year.