It took two years, but ‘The Witcher‘ finally returned to Netflix with a whole new season. The disjointed multiple timelines are gone, as are the infamous grunts and frequent “Fuck” by Geralt. The one element I miss is Jaskier’s annoying enthusiasm and his ‘toss a coin to your witcher’ song elements.
They expand the rich world of The Witcher bringing in more depth and background to individuals and cultures, as well as introducing thrilling new monsters. It does get a bit confusing about where they are coming from and why, but it (weakly) clears up some of that towards the end of the season.
The new season still follows multiple storylines, but they are all on the same relative timeline. They’ve brought back our favorites such as Geralt (Henry Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allan), Yennifer (Anya Chalotra) and even our favorite bard Jaskier (Joey Batey).
The main focus of this season is the growth of Ciri, which also demonstrates some growth on the part of Geralt. This also means that Cavill’s character seems totally different than the one you met in season one; there is another side that we didn’t see before.
The main take away is this: if you enjoyed season one, you will enjoy season two. It’s a thrilling piece of episodic, high-fantasy that has a little bit of everything for everyone.
4 out of 5 stars
Here’s the full cast list for The Witcher: Season 2:
- Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
- Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
- Freya Allan as Ciri, the Lion Cub of Cintra
- Joey Batey as Jaskier
- Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
- Mimî M Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo
- Anna Shaffer as Triss
- Eamon Farren as Cahir
- MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
- Tom Canton as Filvandrel
- Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
- Terence Maynard as Artorius
- Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina
- Lilly Cooper as Murta
- Jeremy Crawford as Yarpen Zigrin
- Royce Pierreson as Istredd
- Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
- Adjoa Andoh as Nenneke
- Liz Carr as Fenn
- Simon Callow as Codringher
- Graham McTavish as Dijkstra
- Kevin Doyle as Ba’Lian
- Chris Fulton as Rience
- Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart
- Paul Bullion as Lambert
- Yasen Atour as Coën
- Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel
- Joel Adrian as Hemrik
- Mecia Simson as Francesca
- Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
- Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
- Carmel Laniado as Violet
- Rebecca Hanssen as Queen Meve