Netflix has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming second season of their hit fantasy drama The Witcher, which is currently slated to return later this year on December 17. The Witcher Season 2 featurette highlights the series’ female leads Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer and Freya Allan’s Ciri as they looked back on each of their character’s journey in the first season. They also tease fans on what’s next for their characters in the new season including Ciri’s character growth.
Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling stories and novels, The Witcher 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.
In Season 2, convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Joining them in the second season are a bulk of new characters portrayed by Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve), Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders), Yasen Atour (Young Wallender), Agnes Bjorn,BasilEidenbenz (Fast and Furious 9), Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl), Mecia Simson (Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model) and more.
The Witcher hails from creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who serves as an executive producer and showrunner. Sean Daniel executive produces under his Sean Daniel Company with his partner Jason Brown. Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image also executive produce.