Unlike the rest of the world, 2021 has been an incredible year for Netflix, with hit shows like Squid Game, Arcane, Hellbound, Money Heist and more generating insane revenues for the streaming service.
Recently, the second season of The Witcher has amassed unimaginable viewership, arguably becoming Netflix’s own version of Game of Thrones with a cult-like following and ever-expanding seasons.
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, starring Henry Cavill, Freya Allen and more, The Witcher is adapted from Polish author Andrzej Sapowski’s novels that also have their own popular version of video games.
Season two debuted on Netflix last week and went on to top the charts. People have been binge-watching the show after months of eager anticipation following the release of the first season in 2019.
According to Netflix’s recent data, the second season has had 142 million hours of streaming within the first week.
The second season sees the evolution of Geralt of Rivia and Princess Ciri’s relationship, in the aftermath of Yennefer’s alleged death, as the former takes Ciri to his hometown in Kaer Morhen to mentor her and prepare her for her destiny. He must teach her to harness the power she holds inside while shielding her from various dangers.
While the first season was shot in scenic locations, including Spain, Hungary and Portugal, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the second season was filmed across 15 locations in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, it lives up to its own set standards as the season has striking visuals and excellent cinematography.
The Witcher season 2 was released on December 17, 2021. If you want a quick refresher of what happened in the first season before bingeing on the second, take a look at the video below: