THE WITCHER: SEASON TWO
Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey, and MyAnna Buring
Creator: Lauren Schmidt
The Witcher‘s lore is deep and complicated, but even if you enter season two ignorant of all the names, places, and creatures, you quickly connect to the characters, especially Henry Cavill’s Geralt and Freya Allan’s Ciri, which allows you to overcome the propensity to get lost in the first couple of episodes. The strong performances are as committed as the action sequences are brutal, and every aspect of the show is carefully detailed, making it easy to jump right back into a world we haven’t seen in two years. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait that long for season three.
Being a fan of fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski's stories, The Witcher delights and frustrates me in equal measure. The casting is sublime, the visuals are lush, and there are even a couple easter eggs referencing The Witcher video games. Unfortunately, the show hasn't adapted the juiciest character moments from the books as cleanly as I'd like. We are robbed of three very powerful, female-positive plotlines this season, and the politics of the world are getting lost in translation. However, there are a couple of truly creative plot revelations that I hope the screenwriters take advantage of next season.