It was on December 20, 2019 that Netflix launched The Witcher, a big budget binge watch for those desperate for some fantasy fix after the Game of Thrones seasons. The Henry Cavill-starrer streamed well into the hearts of the woebegone Westeros watchers, and the series turned an instant hit, the fantasy epic becoming one of the most-watched shows on the American OTT channel.

The Witcher follows the journey of Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, who roams about the Continent, a world full of people more sinful and wicked than the real monsters he is hunting. It is based on the popular book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and is indeed The Lord of The Rings with parts taken from the sex-sword romp, Game of Thrones.

Joining Cavill in the adventure are Freya Allan who is the magical princess (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra, a powerful mage (Yennefer).  Whether you are a lover of real-life movies, fantasy films or television series, it is highly likely that you have binged on The Witcher season 1 and must be buzzing for more. Here’s everything we know thus far about The Witcher season two.

The Witcher Season 2 Release Date

There is no official confirmation on the release date of this nymph-nude series, but reports trickling in indicate the show will be streaming back in August 2021.  Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in Reddit AMA last year that the season 2 could arrive in 2021, though she did not want to hurry as that “does not benefit anyone”.  With Covid-19 pandemic grinding the world to a halt, it is uncertain whether the second batch of the episodes would be out on the said month. However, Netflix has resumed the production meaning 2021 is well on course for the next round of sword-swinging bloodbath.

The Witcher Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?

In the season 2 central role, we are certain to see Henry Cavill as Geralt again. Our swashbuckling hero will be joined by Anya Chalotra as mage Yennefer, Freya Allan as magical princess Ciri) and Joey Batey as Geralt’s bard buddy Jaskier and almost everyone alive at the end of season 2. Cahir, Triss and more of Yenn’s fellow sorcerers and sorceresses, will be returning as we expect to see seasons’ more minor characters.

Then there will be the usual CGI monsters and orgy makers, and beyond them we have a few additions including those from Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders. Among the newcomers are Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coën, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.

The Witcher Season 2: What can it be about?

It seems the Geralt of Rivia is revisiting his past according to the teased plot details of the season 2 by Netflix. As the excitement builds up for the second season, the streamer has now released a summary of the second season, in which Geralt is convinced that Yennefer has died in the epic battle at the end of season one.

“While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside,”  the summery says. As  per the new story details released by the producer, Ciri will be moving to Witcher stronghold Kaer Morhen where she may undergo Witcher-type training.