It’s a day filled with good news for fans of Netflix’s The Witcher – we’ve got tentative confirmation of a Season 3 as well as our first official look at the title character’s brand-new Season 2 look. The former was provided by a listing on the Writer’s Guild of America Web site, made prior to any official confirmation statement by distributor Netflix, while the latter came courtesy of an Instagram post by lead actor Henry Cavill.
The Writer’s Guild directory listing is rather sparse, simply stating that S3 is planned for the future and that showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is still attached to the project. In the past, this site has served as a reputable source for film and TV news. While this does seem to indicate that Season 3 will be officially announced by Netflix, it should be noted that the Writer’s Guild site still lists Season 2 as releasing in 2020, rather than the COVID-prompted delayed release date of 2021, so information posted there might not be completely accurate.
Cavill, on the other hand, was more forthcoming. The actor posted a photo to his Instagram account which shows his character, Geralt of Rivia, donning a new set of armor for Season 2. The titular Witcher must have spent those coins fans have been tossing him since Season 1 premiered, as the new gear pairs his signature all-black color scheme with stunning silver ornamentation – and enhances all of his best features.
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"'It may turn out,’ said the white-haired man a moment later, ‘that their comrades or cronies may ask what befell these evil men. Tell them the Wolf bit them. The White Wolf. And add that they should keep glancing over their shoulders. One day they’ll look back and see the Wolf.’" – From the writings of Andrzej Sapkowski @WitcherNetflix #Witcher2
In addition to the picture, Cavill, who has spoken about the role with great enthusiasm in between-season interviews, included a quote drawn from Time of Contempt, the second book in Polish author’s Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of novels starring Geralt. The chosen quote reads as follows:
“‘It may turn out,’ said the white-haired man a moment later, ‘that their comrades or cronies may ask what befell these evil men. Tell them the Wolf bit them. The White Wolf. And add that they should keep glancing over their shoulders. One day they’ll look back and see the Wolf.’”
This seems to be a definite indication that Geralt is ready for action (and perhaps more amenable to his nickname of “White Wolf,” which he vehemently rejected when Joey Batey’s Jaskier first suggested it in Season 1). Unfortunately for both Cavill and his character, no release date for Season 2 has yet been announced, although filming is ongoing in the United Kingdom.
With news continuing to remain scarce regarding the upcoming season, fans eagerly hope that Mr. Cavill will have more teaser images to share as filming progresses.