Garnering immense praise even before its release, “The Witcher” was already well-primed for success. And given the fact that a second season was already greenlit before the Netflix series even aired, it’s safe to assume that “The Witcher” Season 2 will be far more monstrous than its predecessor. But what exactly will it look like, and, more importantly, what could be expected from its premise?

Since “The Witcher” Season 1 focused mainly on “The Last Wish,” a collection of short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski on Geralt’s backstory, Season 2 may well follow its sequel, “Sword of Destiny.” “The Witcher” showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, did change a few things for the show in order to make it viable for television, yet the overarching story itself has remained relatively untouched.

The most noticeable change made to “The Witcher” series is the far more important roles of Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer and Freya Allan’s Princess Cirila, for which both were recognized with their own featurettes a few weeks prior to the premiere. Though very little is yet known, “The Witcher” Season 2 cast will assuredly feature the three main stars, including that of Henry Cavill returning as the brooding monster hunter.

Given the fact that Hissrich’s initial script saw Ciri as the main protagonist, it’s not hard to believe that “The Witcher” Season 2 will feature even more of the character front and center. Likewise, though spotted in every episode of the new series, Triss Merigold will likely play a far more impactful role in the second season of “The Witcher,” given her relations with Geralt and sister-like connection to Yennefer.

Schmidt has continuously described “The Witcher” as a story about family, specifically that of Yennefer, Geralt and Ciri. Following the events of its initial season, “The Witcher” Season 2 may well see a rift in this so-called family by way of Triss herself, or the tri-relationship will be challenged by other means. No matter the case, “The Witcher” Season 2 will most likely boast many more creatures and exploration across areas of the Continent not yet seen. 

According to Variety, “The Witcher” Season 2 filming begins early 2020 and will debut by 2021.