It’s official, soon we will finally be reunited with Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer, and Ciri as they embark on their monster-hunting adventures. After numerous production halts due to the Covid-19 pandemic amongst other stunt-related injuries, it seems a release for the uber-popular adaptation for the fantasy epic series will have its second season. Netflix on April 2nd, 2021 released a production wrap video on YouTube concisely detailing the painstaking production cycle on the continuation of the new medieval show that swept critics and audiences back in 2019.
The short video starts with a heartfelt thank you to the cast and crew from The Butcher of Blaviken himself Henry Cavill before switching to showrunner Lauren Hissrich. She starts by reassuring that the cast and crew were routinely following Covid-19 CDC guidelines during production as that caused a few scheduling mishaps. Hissrich deviates from the health details by gleefully expressing that they shot in fifteen different locations, had eighty-nine talented cast members, as well as over twelve hundred crew members collaborate to bring the next chapter in The Witcher saga.
A more methodical approach is being taken production-wise. The first season fell under the same traps as the first season of any show has to endure: feeling out what works and what doesn’t. The series has proven to enthrall the fans and normies alike for a multitude of reasons allowing the show to take the plot to greater heights with multiple locations, characters, and of course monsters born of chaos.
When we last left off, our three heroes were left to lick their wounds from the bloody Battle of Sodden Hill. Yennefer still gaining her composure searches for survivors after the grueling battle. Meanwhile, Geralt and Ciri after all the promises of being united through destiny finally meet to which Ciri ends the season with the simple question of who Yennefer is. With set photos and second-hand footage, we see the three leads finally coming together for what promises to be some very intriguing interactions fans have been craving since the goosebump-inducing ending to the first season.
This video will likely stir up some hype for the upcoming season along with recent news of new castings for the second season. Actors Cassie Clare, Adjoa Andoh, Liz Carr, Simon Callow, Chris Fulton and one actor I’m very excited for Graham McTavish have now all joined Geralt’s ranks in the next chapter. News also broke from Hissrich that the story from here on was pegged for a more linear approach to storytelling as Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri have come together to face off against the forces of Nilfgaard. With a more expansive and talented cast as well as a structure that simpler to follow the second season seems like a sure winner of our precious coins to toss to our beloved Witcher sometime soon in 2021.