‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Release Date, Time, Plus Episode Guide

The Witcher is one of the most popular fantasy shows on Netflix. The series, which is based on a legendary book series and subsequent video game, was released to Netflix in late 2019, quickly gaining traction amongst fans of all ages.

Full of romance, gore, and mythical action, The Witcher has earned acclaim for the acting in the series, as well as the incredible special effects. Fans of the show will soon have more reason to celebrate, with the second season of the fantasy series set to hit Netflix in mid-December.

When will the second season of ‘The Witcher’ be released?

The second season of The Witcher has been in the works for well over a year and a half. Finally, it is set to release to the streaming platform Netflix on December 17, satisfying those fans who have been waiting for a long time to see Geralt of Rivia in action once again. With The Witcher being a Netflix original series, it will likely drop to the platform at or around 12 AM PST.

Right now, little is known about the second season of the acclaimed series, save for the fact that most of the original cast members, including Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, will be returning to reprise their roles. However, fans do have access to the episode titles, which gives them a tantalizing look at what could lie ahead in the second season of The Witcher

How many episodes will be in the second season of ‘The Witcher’?

Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer from 'The Witcher' Season 1 timelines holding sword in a meadow.
Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer from ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 | via Netflix

The second season of The Witcher will have a total of eight episodes, just like the first season. Also like the original, all eight episodes will drop at the same time on December 17, so fans will be able to binge-watch the entire second season immediately, if they so choose. The titles for seven of those episodes, according to IGN, have been revealed. 

The title of the first episode is “A Grain of Truth,” while the second episode is titled “Kaer Morhen.” The third and fourth episodes of The Witcher are titled “What Is Lost” and “Redanian Intelligence,” respectively. The fifth episode is dubbed “Turn Your Back,” and the sixth is “Dear Friend.” The seventh episode is titled “Voleth Meir,” while the season finale episode has a top-secret title that has not yet been revealed to critics and fans. 

What is the new season of ‘The Witcher’ about?

The Witcher’s second season will focus on the show’s core characters, including Geralt and Yennefer, while also introducing some new faces. The new season will reveal what happened to Yennefer after the Battle of Sodden Hill, while also following Geralt and Ciri as they work toward their ultimate destinies. In a recent interview with Hardware Zone, Henry Cavill opened up about playing Geralt in the second season of the show, revealing that fans of the source material might find even more to love this time around: “I wanted the character to have a closer relationship to the character in the books, I wanted him to be more book accurate…Every day I was pushing this stuff as far as prep goes.”

Cavill went on to note that “my hope for The Witcher is always the same. I absolutely love the books, and speaking for myself, would love to see a book Geralt represented as accurately as possible onscreen. For me, that’s the thing I’m most keen on seeing, is really really drawing from Sapkowski’s extraordinary work and bringing that nuance and three-dimensional character into the show.” Fans will be able to see new episodes of The Witcher when the second season drops on Netflix on December 17.

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