The Witcher showrunner confirms second season will be “more linear”, 2021 release proposed

Get ready to toss more coins to your Witcher!

Netflix confirms a second season has been set for sometime in 2021. Series showrunner Laura S. Hissrich responded to questions from fans in a Reddit AMA Session about the show’s return. She said that they do not have a confirmed release date but they aim to bring Geralt back on 2021 and they “do not want to rush the product” because it “does not benefit anyone.”

Hissrich promises that the next season will be more linear than Season 1 now that the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri have begun to intertwine. The lack of a cohesive storyline was one of the complaints of the first season by reviewers and some fans. Nevertheless, The Witcher became Netflix’s second top-rated show behind Stranger Things, which has been renewed for a fourth season.

The Witcher premiered December 20, 2019 on Netflix. The first season is based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, a collection of short stories which precede the main Witcher saga. It explores formative events that shaped the three lead characters, prior to their first encounters with each other. Set in a medieval fictional world on a landmass known as “the Continent”, The Witcher follows the story of solitary monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Cintran princess Ciri (Freya Allan), who find their destinies tied together.