The Witcher season 2 – what's the Netflix release date and who is in the cast?

AFTER a two-year break,  The Witcher is coming back to the screens in December.

Dubbed the next "Game of Thrones", viewers will be excited to hear that the show has now been commissioned for a second series.

When is The Witcher season 2 released?

Finally, the much-anticipated Netflix show, The Witcher Season 2, will be released in December 2021.

However, the release there are slight differences in the release days and dates in the UK and US.

In the US, it will be released on December 17 at 3am ET, 2am CST.

However, viewers in Alaska and Hawaii will view it on December 16 at 11pm AKDT and 10pm HST respectively.

Viewers in the UK will get to view it at 8am on December 17.

What happens in The Witcher season 2?

While The Witcher season 1 was based mainly on a collection of short stories called The Last Wish, The Witcher season 2 is quite different.

The official Netflix plot summary states that: "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".

 

Who will be in the cast?

Henry Cavill

Whist speaking to The Deadline, Hissrich confirmed that Henry Cavill will return to star as Geralt of Rivia in season 2.

He is also known for his role as Superman and has played the role as Charles Brandon BBC's The Tudors from 2007-2010.

The 36-year-old won a MTV Movie Award in 2014 for Best Hero in the film Man of Steel.

Anya Chalotra

Anya Chalotra all smiles as she arrives at The World Premiere of The Witcher

Anya Chalotra will return to play the main role of Yennefer of Vengerberg in The Witcher.

Her character features in most of the books, so it comes as no surprise that the 23-year-old will feature in the second series.

It will be interesting to see how Yennefer's relationship with Geralt develops in the new season.

The actress has also starred in BBC programs Wanderlust and The ABC Murders in 2018.

Freya Allan

The teenager will once again play the role of Princess Ciri in the popular Netflix drama.

Allan told Digital Spy that she initially got the role of Marilka, before ending up in a lead role.

She said: Sophie Holland, the casting director, said to writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, 'I really think you should consider her for Ciri' – even though they were looking for younger people than me.

She added: "So. I found out I got Marilka. The next day, they called me up saying, '[Alik Sakharov], who's the director, and Lauren, the showrunner, are coming with some producers from LA to London to see me for Ciri'. I was like: I knew Ciri was the lead role."

"So I went in, and the next day, I found out I got that part. So it was sort of like, 'Have I got two roles then?' It was a really bizarre, confusing experience. But I mean, I got there in the end. I'm Ciri, not Marilka."

This is the actress' first major role after previously starring in short films and also guest starred in American TV show Into the Badlands.

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