After an impressive debut season, The Witcher is set to bring another season of thrills, especially as the hero of the series now has a new family.
Geralt (played by Henry Cavill) ended meeting the princess Ciri (Freya Allan), and with Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) more or less part of the team, The Witcher season 2 will focus on the family dynamic.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich in a chat with The Wrap revealed that the protagonist will not be alone anymore as the upcoming second season will provide the hero with some relatives, starting with the introduction of other witchers from his brotherhood.
When I talk about ‘The Witcher,’ I always talk about how these three characters come together – Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer – they come together as a family. It’s the most important part of the series for me. And when you start to imagine someone’s family, you also need to understand their family of origin. Sometimes that’s a mother and father, sometimes that’s blood relatives. For Geralt, it’s his brothers, it’s the brotherhood of the witchers. So I’m really excited to get back in and meet Vesemir, his father figure, for the first time and all of these men that he was raised with since he was seven years old.”
Geralt will clash with the other witchers and will also have his hands full with Ciri, who develops a father-daughter bond with him. For Hissrich, this relationship is one of the best parts of the entire series.
What I think is really fun about Geralt and Ciri is they are the most unexpected family you can imagine. You have a witcher whose sole job is to kill things for money and you have a little girl who is trying to escape her past and it’s like, how do they come together? And to me, one of the most fun things we get to explore in Season 2 now is how they get to change and shift each other. Coming out of Season 1, you have a pretty good sense of who Ciri is, you have a pretty good sense of who Geralt is.
And now we get to throw that all in a blender and see what happens when two people who are completely different have to be forced together in circumstances. And I think it’s really fun. It’s not always pretty. They will argue. They will fight. It will be two strangers coming together for the first time and being told, “Nope, you’re gonna be together forever.” I think that their growth together into being a father and daughter is one of my favorite parts of the series.”
The Witcher season 2 was scheduled for release in 2021, with production planned for early 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be halted. A new release date hasn’t been announced yet.