The Witcher took the world by storm when it premiered on Netflix, casting Henry Cavill as the main character. It was a hit—and deservedly so—though it has left many clambering to find out when The Witcher Season 2 release date is.
The Witcher Season 2 Netflix release date
The Witcher Season 2 releases on Netflix on December 17, 2021. This was officially announced during WitcherCon 2021 by creatives behind the show.
Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner for The Witcher on Netflix had previously shared that the second season would be coming in 2021 during an AMA on Reddit.
“We don’t yet have a target launch date for Season 2, past 2021,” Hissrich said in the AMA. This has led many to believe that the show will probably come out in the latter half of the year.
According to TechRadar, a special effects company called Platige Image is set to complete work on the eight episodes for season 2 by July 2021. The company’s work on season 1 was originally due in November 2019, with the show launching worldwide in December. This lines up with the second season once again launching in December.
The Witcher 2 trailers, photos, and more
A brief teaser trailer for The Witcher Season 2 was revealed during Netflix Geeked Week back in June.
We got our first look at Season 2 with a series of tweets including photos of Geralt, Ciri, and Yenefer. Check them out.
His emotional shield— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 5, 2020
can ward off any charmer,
but his trusted sword he’ll wield,
will be matched with new armour. pic.twitter.com/Z7yA6kZjRH
She gave tearful goodbyes— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 6, 2020
on a most violent night.
Now this child of surprise
is preparing to fight. pic.twitter.com/qVP2wDCQXl
She used her full might,— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 7, 2020
and the battlefield burned.
Then she vanished from sight,
But Yen will return. pic.twitter.com/1sdWujA6KS
In late December, Netflix also shared a short page from the show's script, and some new images from Season 2.
This page from the Witcher Season 2 script shows the next season isn't holding back. pic.twitter.com/O2ucSltlls— NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 22, 2020
There were also a few glimpses of some new monsters in the Monster Mashup video that Netflix released, though it isn't anything super revealing about the story.
Photos shared to the r/NetflixWitcher Twitter account in March also gave us a glimpse of what many speculate is to be the Wild Hunt.
🎥– More pictures of S2 filming of the Wild Hunt in North Devon pic.twitter.com/M1xpLj3UkO— r/NetflixWitcher (@netflixwitcher) March 27, 2021
The Witcher Season 3 news
We’ve already seen rumors that The Witcher Season 3 might be in the works, but with Season 2 still underway, it's unclear when Season 3 news will start to drop. For now, we'll focus on keeping up to date on news about Season 2 and will update this section when there is more to share.
If you haven’t already watched The Witcher Season 1 on Netflix, then we highly recommend checking it out. It’s a very solid representation of bringing a book/gaming IP to the television screen. If you have watched it, but are confused about the timeline—it doesn’t move chronologically—then we can also help with that. In our The Witcher timeline breakdown, we show you where every episode takes place in Geralt’s story to help you understand the storyline a bit better.
The Witcher Season 2 will be released on Netflix on December 17, 2021. As we lead up to launch, we'll keep our eyes out for any new details on the show. For future news, bookmark our topic page dedicated to The Witcher television series.