The announcement comes as fans gathered virtually at the first-ever WitcherCon. The global digital convention presented deep dives into the making of “The Witcher” games, live action series and anime film, in addition to a host of panels that included cast members Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Mimî M. Khayisa, Paul Bullion and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
Also announced during the virtual event, “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” will hit Netflix on Aug. 23. Fans also got a first look at the upcoming anime movie with a new trailer, below. It tells the story of Vesemir, a young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin.
“The Witcher” is based on the book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. It tells the adventures of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia and his run-ins with enemies and deadly creatures. Season 2 of the Netflix series will see Geralt protecting Ciri (Allan) at is childhood home in the hopes of keeping the young princess safe from the great powers within herself.
The new season will also see some new faces. The cast expanded with the addition of Adjoa Andoh (“Bridgerton”), Cassie Clare (“Brave New World”), Liz Carr (“Silent Witness”), Graham McTavish (“Outlander”), Kevin Doyle (“Downton Abbey”), Simon Callow (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”) and Chris Fulton (“Bridgerton”).
Cavil first teased fans on Instagram last October with images of Geralt’s updated armor, with his iconic white wolf medallion still intact, nevertheless. Ciri and Yennefer (Chalotra) also got new looks. It will have been over a year since this first-look by the time “The Witcher” returns. Filming had been stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic, but came to wrap by April.
See some Season 2 first look images below: