The Witcher Season 2 Review: Everything you should know!
The Witcher is a fantasy drama streaming television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired terrain known as “The Continent”, The Witcher explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia and Princess Siri, who are connected to each other by destiny. It stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allen, and Anya Chalotra in the lead roles.
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The Witcher Season 2 Review: What happens Geralt & Yenefer?
The story begins right after the events of the final episode of Season 1, in which two important things happened. One, Geralt and his ward Siri finally meet each other after spending the last eight episodes running parallel across an entire continent.
At the same time, a major fight ends after the mage — and Geralt’s on-again, off-again love interest — Yenefer (Anya Chalotra) channelizes some dark forces to temporarily defeat the entire army.
These events left the cast in some interesting places, which is exactly where Season 2 begins.
The Witcher casts Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher of the same name tasked with saving humanity from supernatural beasts.
She stars alongside Freya Allen as Ciri, a young princess whose kingdom was conquered by nomadic invaders; and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, a powerful sorceress with a secret past.
The three characters’ stories slowly intertwine over the course of the season as they each struggle to find their place in a world where humans are often far more terrifying than any monster.
“This season, I really wanted to make sure we presented the Geralt of the book more accurately, and we saw him speak more,” Henry told Total Film. “I actually pushed really hard for him.
The time jump is over this season. One episode starts where the last one ended, and the story goes on for months, not decades. Flashbacks and visions are more pronounced this time.
This makes the show more traditional and each episode less exclusive, but after previewing the first six of the eight episodes, Season 2 made an impression.
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Picking up directly after the Season 1 finale, in which Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Siri finally meet, Season 2 begins with the couple searching for Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) after the Battle of Soden Hill.
After Geralt learns that his former flame has been destroyed, he takes Siri to the safest place – Carr Moren, her childhood home and training ground for all the witches, and with good reason.
As the continent’s humans, elves, mages, and demons fight for supremacy beyond the walls of Carr Moran, Geralt not only attempts to keep Siri safe from these outside forces:
He also tries to protect her from their mysterious powers. who have the ability to destroy the world if Ciri doesn’t learn to control them. The weather felt rushed. I could not feel the depth and complexity of the side characters as I did while reading the books.
Characters like Ciri and Triss weren’t given as much time as they should which compromised their own importance in the story. The casting of Triss disappointed me great CGI could have been much better.