During yesterday’s ‘Witcher Con’ Netflix announced a couple of exciting updates on “The Witcher” including when we can see season 2 and more news on the feature-length anime film. You can see the trailers below and go watch the full 2hr 45m stream on YouTube.
The Witcher: Season 2
“The Witcher” was a massive hit for the streaming giant with over 76 million households choosing to watch the show in its first month and was already renewed for a second season before the first season launched. We now know that season 2 will arrive on the small screen on December 17th. You can see a short teaser below and expect a full trailer later in the year.
New Season 2 characters include: Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen and Kim Bodnia as Vesemir. Returning cast includes: MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, a powerful sorceress and Yennefer’s mentor; Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, the Nilfgaardian sorceress led the assault at the Battle of Sodden Hill; Joey Batey back as the bard himself, Jaskier, sporting what looks like a new ‘do’; Yennefer of Vengeberg, played by Anya Chalotra; and of course Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
During the event we were also treated to the trailer for the feature-length animated film “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” which we now know will arrive on August 23rd. Studio Mir (“Legend of Korra”) worked on the film which ‘will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent’. Lauren Hissrich and Beau DeMayo, who worked on the live-action series for Netflix, will also be working on the animated version.
The Witcher is based on the best-selling fantasy series of the same name is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”, “Justice League”) plays the lead role of Geralt alongside the pivotal role of Ciri, Princess of Cintra, who is played by Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands). It is unknown whether or not the cast will reprise theor roles for the voice parts in the animated film.