Netflix’s The Witcher was everything we wanted it to be, and luckily for us the show is set to start filming season two this month in the UK, according to Deadline.
The news comes as the show adds a new character. Carmel Laniado, who stars in the new Robert Downey Jr film Dolittle, has been confirmed to star in the show – and she is set to star for the next three seasons.
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Her character, Violet, got a short character bio:
“[She is a] young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”
Filming is expected to start later in February, before moving to Scotland and Eastern Europe in later months.
The series is set to arrive on Netflix worldwide fall 2021, two years after season one premiered.
The Showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, has previously explained how season two will be “different” and follow a more simplistic timeline.
“The narrative structure was put in place so that we could tell Geralt’s short stories (the foundation of the whole Witcher world, in my opinion), while Ciri and Yennefer could also be a part of the action,” she wrote during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.
“They’re stories don’t happen simultaneously, so we knew we needed to play with time a bit. This will definitely change in season two, as they’re stories have begun to converge.”
She admitted on the platform that she didn’t see the the criticism coming about the timeline confusion.
“Honestly, I didn’t expect this to be one of the most hotly-contested part of the series. I’ve heard a lot of people say ‘I didn’t figure it out until episode 4!’ – which is exactly when we expected people would do it,” she explained.
“I think it’s a matter of personal choice. I like movies with structures I have to figure out as I go — other people may not.
“In this case, the people who hated it will luck out, because season two is structured differently,” she confirmed – in an exciting twist that may mean that season two is more straightforward.
We’ll bring you more Witcher updates when they arrive.