With the release date for season 2 of The Witcher now here, fans of the Netflix show are already wondering whether they’re going to see more of Henry Cavill in action as Geralt of Rivia.
The beast hunter returns in the new episodes alongside other fan-favourite characters in the cast, including Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), for an adventure full of monsters galore.
Season one ended on a huge cliffhanger, as Geralt was left to believe that sorceress Yennefer had died after the devastating Battle of Sodden.
However, after finally meeting Ciri – whose destiny is intertwined with his – Geralt set off on a new path to protect the young princess at all costs.
So will there be more to tell of Geralt’s story in future?
Will there be a third season?
Fortunately, the answer to that question is a loud, resounding yes.
The third season of The Witcher was confirmed before the second one had even come out, which just goes to show how confident Netflix feels about its fantasy hit.
Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, who wrote the book series on which the TV show is based, penned 15 short stories and six novels set in the mystical world, one of which is a prequel.
Therefore, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty of material for the drama’s creators to work with.
The books also inspired a range of video games, of which 50 million copies had been sold as of May 2020.
The first season of The Witcher was based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, both of which are collections of short stories.
The second season, on the other hand, took inspiration from one of the short stories in The Last Wish called A Grain of Truth, as well as the books Blood of Elves and the start of Time of Contempt.
While speaking to Metro.co.uk at the London premiere of the second season earlier this month, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed a scene that had to be cut from the latest outing, which will make its way into future episodes.
She explained that the scene in question concerned sorcerer Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) and mage Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen), both of whom have been a part of the show since season one.
‘I think that in writing a series this big, where there is so much rich history, we really have to take care of when we’re introducing certain things,’ she said
She continued: ‘To me, the history of Vilgefortz, who he is in this world – he enters almost as a complete stranger and everyone’s kind of wondering what his history is, where he came from.
‘That comes into fruition in a huge way in season three, so that’s a scene that we wanted to hold back.’
The Witcher is available to watch on Netflix.
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