The Witcher (Season 2) Release Date, Cast, Trailer and Plot and Everything We Know So Far

The second season of The Witcher has arrived, and we can’t get enough of Geralt and Ciri’s adventures. At Witcher, keep Kaer Morhen while Vesemir and Lambert are busy with their storylines. Yennefer and others like Jaskier are given new chapters to follow.
Six of the eight episodes of season two have been seen, and they are pretty good. So, without further ado, here’s our verdict. (Note: If you don’t want any spoilers, you may want to avoid reading this review.) Pre-release information is still the focus of this page.)

There was a disjointed series of vignettes in its first season based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher books (as opposed to games, which is how many of us were introduced to Geralt and friends). We’ve got a more linear story in the second season. This is what we know so far about the second season of The Witcher and what you can expect from our review.

The Witcher (Season 2) Cast 

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
  • Freya Allan as Ciri
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
  • Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla
  • Eamon Farren as Cahir
  • MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
  • Wilson Mbomio as Dara
  • Anna Shaffer as Triss
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier
  • Royce Pierreson as Istredd
  • Tom Canton as Filavandrel
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
  • Mecia Simson as Francesca
  • Adam Levy as Mousesack
  • Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
  • Paul Bullion as Lambert
  • Yasen Atour as Coen
  • Nathanial Jacobs as Everard

Who Directed The Witcher (season 2)?

Film and television director and producer Stephen Surjik (born 1960) Directed “The Witcher (Season 2 )” is a native of Canada. Wayne’s World 2, Burn Notice, and Person of Interest are just some of the projects he has worked on. Weapons of Mass Distraction, Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery, and Intelligence were all nominated for three Gemini Awards for best direction by him.

When can we watch The Witcher season 2?

Season 2 of The Witcher was released on December 17, 2021, and is now available! Netflix has already made the entire season’s eight episodes available for viewing.
Netflix and CD Projekt first announced the release date for season 2 at WitcherCon in July. The second season will arrive two years after the first, in December of 2019.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the second season of The Witcher was delayed a few times. During the first few months of the pandemic, Netflix halted all show production. When four crew members tested positive for the drug methamphetamine in November of that same year, filming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was held. A minor set injury to Henry Cavill in December 2020 forced another delay in production, which eventually resumed.

What Is The Witcher 2 Plot?

Season 2 begins with the northern kingdoms’ victory in the Battle of Sodden. To keep his Child Surprise, Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) of Cintra, safe, Geralt decides to take her to Kaer Morhen, a fortress where witches train and rest.

What Is The Release Date For The Witcher Season 2?

witcher 2 release date

On Friday, December 17th, 2021, The Witcher season 2 was released. The full eight-episode season is already available to watch on Netflix.

Watch the Witcher Season 2 Trailer

Finally, on July 9, 2021, the first real trailer was released, along with the announcement of the release date, as part of the first-ever WitcherCon. Ciri and Geralt’s growing relationship is the video’s focus, which follows the two as they travel to Geralt’s old home of Kaer Morhen, where he studied to become a Witcher. Ciri will seek refuge in the cold, mountainous fortress as she learns more about her abilities and role in the ongoing conflict. However, there is a small clip for fans of Yennefer of Vengerberg, played by Anya Chalotra, whose fate at the end of Season 1 is unknown. Don’t worry, she’ll be back, though we don’t know much about her yet.

How Many Episodes Are in The Witcher Season 2?

The upcoming second season of The Witcher will have eight episodes in total, similar to Season 1 of the popular fantasy series. It will all be released on Netflix at the same time on December 17, 2021.

Meet the cast of The Witcher season 2 on Netflix

Henry Cavill As Geralt of Rivia.

Henry Cavill plays Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill plays Geralt of Rivia

From an early age, Geralt of Rivia was trained by Vesemir in Kaer Morhen and was later mutated to become a full Witcher thanks to a special serum. With his trusty horse, Roach, he maintains a steely, stern demeanor, despite being friendly. His fighting style is brutal, and he’s faced off against various beasts, including the Kikimora and a Dragon. He’s also faced other terrifying threats, but his monster-slaying exploits have garnered the most attention.

The reluctant hero invoked the Law of Surprise when he saved Princess Cirilla’s father Duny in one of the season one flashbacks. Nilfgaard and anyone else who might try and use her royal status for their purposes will be safe in Kaer Morhen in season two. It will be interesting to see how the grumpy swordsman changes in the second season of The Witcher.

Freya Allan As Princess Cirilla

Freya Allan plays Princess Cirilla, AKA Ciri
Freya Allan plays Princess Cirilla, AKA Ciri

Calanthe’s granddaughter and the sole princess of Cintra are Princess Cirilla, or Ciri as she’s more commonly known. Because of her royal status, Cintra’s war against Nilfgaard escalates. Ciri is a fiercely independent young woman, but she’s also terrified of her mystical powers, which she has no way of mastering.

She spends most of season one on the run, and she never really settles because of her desperate situation. Season one ended with her being drawn to Geralt and their journey to Kaer Morhen, where she’ll be safe from Nilfgaard and the rest of the Northern Kingdoms.

Anya Chalotra  As Yennefer

Anya Chalotra plays Yennefer of Vengerberg
Anya Chalotra plays Yennefer of Vengerberg

Yennefer of Vengerberg was born with a curved spine and partial facial paralysis in her hometown of Vengerberg. At Aretuza (the Mage Academy), however, she begins a new journey in which she learns how to improve her magical abilities under the tutelage of Tisseia and her fellow students. To be “beautiful,” she must undergo a painful procedure that involves using her reproductive organs to heal her medical issues.

Yennefer and Geralt develop feelings for each other after several encounters. Yennefer grows into one of the Continent’s most formidable Mages, even conjuring vast waves of fire to defeat the Nilfgaardian army at the Battle of Sodden Hill. We’ll see how her friends react when she vanishes at the end of the battle.

Joey Batey As Jaskier

Joey Batey plays Jaskier.
Joey Batey plays Jaskier.

As he’s also known, the Dandelion is a charming bard who meets Geralt in a tavern after being booed by the audience during his performance. In some of Geralt’s adventures, Jaskier is accompanied by the Witcher so that he can improve the public image of the Witcher through his songs. Isn’t that song playing in your head right now? Give your Witcher a coin toss.

MyAnna Buring As Tissaia de Vries

MyAnna Buring As Tissaia de Vries
MyAnna Buring As Tissaia de Vries

One of the Aretuza academy’s Mages, Tissaia de Vries, selects the young women who will attend the school. At the Battle of Sodden Hill, she fights against Nilfgaard and teaches Yennefer how to use her powers.

Eamon Farren As Cahir

Eamon Farren as Cahir.
Eamon Farren as Cahir.

During the attack on Cintra, Cahir leads the Nilfgaardian army and kills King Eist. At the end of season one, Cahir’s army is destroyed by Yennefer, and he is determined to capture Ciri and overthrow the Continent, but this does not go well.

Mimî M Khayisa AsFringilla Vigo

Mimî M Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo
Mimî M Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo

Fringilla Vigo is a devoted Nilfgaardian sorceress who studied with Yennefer at Aretuza.