When Is Season 2 of The Witcher Coming Out on Netflix?

The Witcher Season 2 is promised to be released soon. If you are familiar with The Witcher Netflix review but haven`t watched the movie yet, you might be feeling intrigued. There is nothing strange in it. This series by Netflix Season 1 is told to be one of the best fantasy movies even though it received absolutely controversial reviews from both critics and viewers. 

Where is the truth though? Is The Witcher season 2 an event that is worth your attention indeed? Let us tell you more about the Witcher. 

The Witcher Season 2

We already know some facts about The Witcher Season 2 even though the series hasn`t been released yet. Some of the most interesting facts are given further. 

Geralt of Rivia delivers princess Ciri to Kaer Morthen. It is his childhood home if you remember Season 1. Geralt sincerely believes that Kaer Morthen is safe enough for the princess. There, he can protect her even from her uncontrollable strange power. 

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Also, Season 2 gives a hint on some events that will follow later, in Season 3. 

When Is Season 2 of The Witcher Coming Out on Netflix?

The initially announced release date of Season 2 of The Witcher is August 21, 2021. However, due to the pandemic, the movie production was delayed. This is one of the main reasons why the exact release date is unknown. Netflix doesn`t tell anything specific either. 

Who Is Playing The Witcher on Netflix?

Now, you might want to know more about the series. While many critics insist that the movie was basically a failure and that it didn`t comply with the expectations, others believe that the movie is still great even though you might need to know some details from books to understand the series. 

The Witcher was performed by Henry Cavill in Season 1, and the same actor will play the Witcher in Season 2. It gives hope that at least this part of the movie will be great. 

Both Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri) also will be played by the same actors. Thus, we will see already familiar faces even though these characters have received a lot of criticism from both fans and critics. 

Yennefer

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Ciri

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The Witcher, Season 1 Review

Now, let us have a look at the storyline and some moments that actually make the movie. The Witcher consists of three main storylines. The first storyline is the one of the witcher, Geralt of Rivia. One more important storyline is the one of Ciri, a princess who possesses a strange magic power. And one more storyline worth to be mentioned is the one of Yennefer.

The witcher, Geralt of Rivia, is a mutant. He is a hunter for monsters. His destiny is to protect people from all kinds of beasts. He has to find Ciri, a powerful princess who has escaped from her castle when the Nilfgaardian army invaded it. 

The second storyline, the one of the princess, is the least developed in the movie. It is not surprising though. The girl is still too young. Even though she possesses a strange power, she doesn`t know how to use it. We believe though that we are going to find out more about the young Ciri in Season 2. 

Another important character is Yennefer. She starts as a young girl with a deformed face. We see her development into a powerful and beautiful sorceress. 

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Other storylines are present, too, but they are not crucial. They are also difficult to follow and understand if you haven`t read the books. Thus, we leave them out. Perceive them as a kind of decoration if you want. 

The chronology in the movie is mixed up and might be difficult to follow. Thus, when you are watching the series, don`t forget that the story starts in the present, and then, previous events are described. 

The History of the Series

The Witcher is a series based on the series of eight fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The books describe the witcher`s story in a very elaborate way. There are no bad or good characters there, they are too deep to be one-sided. Even good characters have their faults, and the worst characters have their truth. 

That`s why Andrzej Sapkowski didn`t like the movies - none of the movies has managed yet to show the depth of the characters as it is shown in the books. However, The Witcher by Netflix has managed to highlight at least the most important details. 

The Witcher of Polish Production vs The Witcher by Netflix: What Is the Difference Between Them?

The Witcher by Netflix is not the first movie filmed based on the world bestseller by Andrzej Sapkowski. The very first attempt to show the events described in the books was made by Polish television in 2001. It was expected to be a monumental movie, a symbol of Polish TV. However, it was far from the biggest success, it was actually the biggest failure. It was one of those few movies where the majority of critics and fans agreed in their opinion: the movie is among the worst ever made. 

Even if we leave the chaotic plot (we admit that extraordinary talent is needed to create a script based on which all the events described in the books are shown clearly), still, you will find just too many details that are deteriorating to any movie. In The Witcher 2001, all these details are combined. 

The montage and special effects are ridiculous. The plastic dragon is one of the most memorable moments in the movie: instead of being frightening, it used to make the viewers explode in laughter. The clothes of the characters were made from materials that resemble curtains. Viewers also noticed that metallic inserts in some costumes were shrinking and bending when the actors were moving.

Long and very poorly made dialogues were senseless, and excessive nudity was just excessive. 

It was told that the film-makers managed to spoil even those things that were impossible to spoil. Well, ok, some talent is needed for this, too. 

Were there at least some positive moments in the Polish movie? Yes, of course. The music accompaniment was amazing and to place. Actors did their best, too, in their sincere effort to save the movie. 

Would we recommend watching The Witcher 2011? Well, only if you want a good laugh...

Is The Witcher of Netflix Based on the Game?

Many fans of The Witcher know the character not from the movie. We speak now about gamers. They have learned about the Witcher thanks to the games developed by CD Project Red. 

Those who have read the books and played the games would agree that the games are the best reproduction of the original story. If you have either played the Witcher or read the book, you will understand the movie without any major issues. 

Is the movie based on the games? While many viewers believe so, this is far from the truth. There are too many differences between the two versions.

Dandelion vs Jaskier

This is a bard who had the luck to become Geralt`s friend. The bard is known for his luck or talent to get into all types of troubles. But his songs are to place and give the movie a special tone. 

If you have played games, you will need to make some effort to find the bard in the movie. The thing is that in the games, he is called Dandelion. In the movie, he is Jaskier. You might be surprised by this difference until you find out that Jaskier is actually dandelion but in the Polish language. Such a choice can be explained by the wish to make the bard suitable to the dark tone of the movie. 

Colour vs White

Now, everybody is for equality, including racial equality. Netflix has to comply with all the requirements. Thus, The Witcher by Netflix features the best actors disregarding their race or nationality. 

In the games though, it is practically impossible to find a representative of a race different than white. It is easy to explain though: the company-developer is located in Poland where the majority of the population is white. 

The Witcher

In the games, the witcher speaks with the voice of Doug Cockle. He is already associated with the witcher. 

In the movie, Henry Cavill is the witcher. We shall admit that he has managed to create his own character. It is impossible to say that he is better or worse than others, he is just different. And the witcher in his performance is just the right one. 

Silver Sword

Geralt in the games loves carrying around both his swords. One sword is made from silver. With it, Geralt fights with monsters. The other sword is made from steel and is used to fight with people. 

In the movie, Geralt has a silver sword, too, but he doesn`t carry it around. This is one of the few moments that coincide with the books: in the books, Geralt mostly leaves the silver sword because it is heavy and fragile.

Generally speaking, the equipment and clothes of characters in the games differ significantly from the clothes and equipment used for the movie. It is logical though: in the movie, many elements would be odd or it would be impossible to use them. 

The Characters

In the games, almost all the characters are represented. In the movie, some of them are just mentioned, and some are absent at all. This difference is also expected: the movie shall be clear to everybody, its plot shall be easy-to-understand and follow. 

Triss or Yennefer?

There are two main characters in both books and games: Triss and Yennefer. The games represent Triss as one of the main Geralt`s love interests. Just later, Yennefer joins the game, and the gamer decides whom Geralt chooses: Triss or Yennefer. 

The movie shows Triss as one of the side-interests. She provides some assistance to Geralt but she has never been in the center of his attention. But when Yennefer appears, it is possible to see immediately who is going to take a firm place in Geralt's heart. 

Love or Magic?

The relationships between the two main characters, Geralt and Yennefer, also intrigue in it. In the games, a genie makes them fall in love with each other. When Yennefer and Geralt caught the genie, a gamer decides whether Geralt continues the relationship with the sorceress or dumps her. 

In the movie though, they start feeling interest in each other before the genie appears. Even though the genie might have ended their hesitations, the feeling was there long before. 

Is It Worth Watching?

It is a good movie to watch for those who love fantasy in all senses of this word. Be prepared for impressive special effects, ugly monsters, a lot of violence, and some sex scenes. This is one of the best movies of its kind, perfect to watch in the company of friends.