The Witcher to Return for Season Two

The Witcher to Return for Season Two

The Witcher will be returning for yet another season, however, fans will have to wait for it for another year

Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher received mixed reviews ever since it debuted late last year. Henry Cavill stars as the heroic Geralt of Rivia but the series proved to be a mix of all fantasy novels and films we’ve watched or read so far. In an interview with Reddit, showrunner Lauren S Hissrich spoke about all the changes that were there in the series from the original games and books. She also touched up on a potential release date for the second season – which may not hit the streaming platform till 2021.

She said, “We don’t yet have a target launch date for season two. We don’t want to rush the product that doesn’t benefit anyone. Season one featured three separate storylines (following Yennefer, Geralt, and Ciri) all of which united by the season’s end. For season two, the story will be much more linear, now that the three characters’ stories have started to intersect.” From season one, Hissrich learned how difficult it was to show the aging of characters, especially the human characters that don’t have the benefit of magical regeneration and healing. “It’s hard to show the passage of time when everyone looks the same, so we’ll be approaching that differently in season two,” she explained.

Hissrich also shared that they will be introducing more characters to the show, which also means more representation. She said, “One of my favorite things about the books is that they are full of subversion. So yes, we’re going to represent. We’ll also continue to meet and see other non-humans in future seasons.” The upcoming season will explore Nilfgaard a lot more. Questions about Geralt’s verbosity and how it changed for his on-screen counterpart and how the creatures in the series are created have also sprung up, which will be answered by Hissrich in the next session.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates