The Witcher Season 2 Will Get Perfect Timing

It's about time.
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Now that the world is slowly starting to lurch back to normality, its leading productions that were set to a standstill are finally getting back in action. One particular entry at the top of Netflix’s to-do list is the follow-up season to its popular Game of Thrones-echoing entry, The Witcher, that was filming season 2 before things all went to heck. Having been recently confirmed to be up and running, The Wrap has also confirmed that one key issue that plagued the debut season for some looks to have been tweaked as well.

For those that missed its arrival, The Witcher was one of Netflix’s biggest endeavours that was an adaptation of a book series that also has found massive popularity as a video game as well. The show saw Henry Cavill as giant, white-haired monster eradicator, Geralt of Rivia, who finds himself in the middle of a huge war as two opposing forces fight for the kingdom that has has its Queen killed, and the princess in line for the throne running for her life. It was all lovely looking but sometimes slightly confusing given that it jumped all over the timeline like a rabbit on ketamine. Apparently though, that’s all about to change – maybe…

Speaking to the site, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that season 2 will have characters all set to the same watch and that everything will unfold in precisely the same timeline. While devout fans of Geralt (Henry Cavill’s) small screen arrival weren’t phased, a common response following its release is that the show jumped back and forwards through time, and made no major effort to highlight the detail. As far as Hissrich was concerned though, she didn’t see it as a problem but is switching things up this time around, regardless.

“Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts of Season 1 and I didn’t expect it to be as controversial as it was. But it’s something I still stand behind, in terms of storytelling. The goal was to get to know each of these characters individually, and the only want to do that was to separate their timelines.”

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While that might persuade viewers that were a bit put off with The Witcher‘s story telling techniques to return, Hissrich almost backtracked a tad with a follow up bit of info. Turns out that even though time won’t be used the same way as last time, it’s still going to get tweaked and twisted in other ways, instead.

“What’s great though is [the characters] have intersected now. So what we’ll see in Season 2 is that all of our characters are existing on the same timeline. What that allows us to do storywise though is to play with time in slightly different ways. We get to do flashbacks, we get to do flash-forwards, we get to actually integrate time in a completely different way that we weren’t able to do in Season 1.”

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Well, when you say it like that it sounds like the exact same thing is going to happen? Is that just me? No?

Anyway, with filming going ahead again, hopes are that The Witcher will arrive on time when it lands back on Netflix in 2021.