THE WITCHER Season 2 Will Be “Much More Focused”
The Witcher starring Henry Cavill hit Netflix back on December 20th. And during a recent interview, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said season 2 will be “much more focused”.
Specifically, Hissrich told Games Radar: “There’s a stronger drive in the story, because all of the relationships that we’ve been setting up in season one, actually start to come into fruition in season two. Characters start meeting and interacting more. That goes well sometimes. It doesn’t go well sometimes. But it’s kind of like, all of those building blocks that we set up for the world, finally, start to come together into something a little more concrete.”
The Witcher was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich based on the character created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Mike Ostrowski produces while Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Alik Sakharov serve as executive producers.
It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Cirilla / Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz.
Netflix has already announced a second season back on November 13, 2019. Production on the second season is all set to begin in London in early 2020, for a planned release in 2021.
While the series snagged a 93% audience approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes, the show only managed to gather a 59% rating from critics, who gave it a consensus which reads: “The world of The Witcher still only feels half-formed as it gallops onto screens, but Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.”