Netflix‘s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says we can expect to be reunited with Henry Cavill’s The Witcher before Christmas
Even though season two of The Witcher finished filming a few weeks ago, we are still waiting for our first look. Henry Cavill shared a suitably cool image to celebrate the start of filming. But since then, aside from a few images of the cast, it’s been radio silence from Netflix.
The streamer uploaded an extremely vague trailer after the end of filming, but it failed to reveal an official release date. Much to our frustration. But thanks to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer – we now know the series will be hitting our screens before Christmas.
While speaking with investors, Ted Sarandos mentioned that the series; as well as the new season of Cobra Kai will be available to watch in October, November, or December.
“What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we’d hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and Covid delays and we think we’ll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year, certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we’d hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead.”
This is fantastic news, The debut season was a triumph, but was mired by the constant time jumping aspect that frustrated many fans. Thankfully, the showrunners have abandoned that system moving forward; meaning we can expect a more coherent storyline in season two.
Joining Henry Cavill‘s Geralt of Rivia in Season 2 will be Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan). Also along for the rise are Jaskier (Joey Batey), MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel. Lilly Cooper as Murta, and Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin. Other additions include Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo. Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina.
New additions to the cast include some familiar characters from the books and other media. They are Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert. Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Mecia Simson as Francesca, and Kim Bodnia as Vesemir.
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