These are exciting times for fans of Netflix’s The Witcher series, as season two, also known as the prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin, is fast approaching its release date of December 17. Creators of the well-loved Netflix series are also giving fans something to look forward to as they add a whopping ten new members to the original cast. Henry Cavill returns as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla of Cintra.
Joining the original cast are Lenny Henry (Lord of the Rings series), Dylan Moran (Black Books), Nathaniel Curtis (It’s a Sin), and Mirren Mack (The Nest). Henry will play Balor, Moran as Uthrok One-Nut, Curtis as Brian, and Mack as Merwyn.
Also coming on board the six-part prequel series are Michelle Yeah (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Laurence O’Fuarain (Vikings), and Sophia Brown (Marcella). Playing the character of Eredin is Jacob Collins Levy (Young Wallander). Callan “Brother Death” will be portrayed by Huw Novelli (The Capture). Lizzie Annis will play Zacaré, Francesca Mills (Harlots) as Meldof, Amy Murray as Fenrik, and Zach Wyatt (Karen Pirie) as Syndril.
While December 17 may seem so far away still for many eager fans of the book and television series, another exciting prequel is set to be released by Netflix on August 23. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is an animated film that is highly expected to entertain fans as they await the coming of The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Season two is set 1,200 years before the awe-inspiring events of The Witcher series. It will reveal the story that paved the way for the first prototype Witcher and the events that brought about the existence of men, monsters, and elves uniting to become one. This pivotal merging is best known as the Conjunction of the Spheres.
Declan de Barra will serve as both showrunner and executive producer alongside Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who will co-executive produce the show. De Barra is a well-known Irish animator, musician, and television screenwriter, whose animated works have been featured in various international film festivals across the globe. He worked alongside several respected music artists to create original music for the Netflix series, which includes “The Song of the White Wolf,” “Blackbird Song,” “The Last Rose of Cintra,” “Throw Your Arms Around Me,” and “The Time of Axe and Sword is Now,” to mention a few.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, on the other hand, is an American screenwriter and television producer who has been part of The Witcher journey from the very beginning. She is also best known for her work in The West Wing and Justice as a scriptwriter. She wrote and produced the shows Daredevil and Private Practice. The Witcher book author Andrzej Sapkowski remains a creative consultant for the upcoming second season. Also co-executive producing the show are Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films and Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind.
Despite the delay of the second installment due to the pandemic, fans of the show remain in a state of exciting anticipation as they await the resumption of the adventures of Geralt and Princess Cirilla.