The Witcher Season Two Prediction Guide

The Witcher Season Two Prediction Guide

I’m preparing for my fourth (yes, I said fourth) watch through of Netflix’s The Witcher, which was the greatest show of 2019. As I’m recapping in my head I wonder about all the things that could’ve been in season one that weren’t and how those items will more than likely arrive in season two. Things like why we didn’t get a clear look at Vesemir and why his character hadn’t been cast yet, or even why we didn’t get more Kaer Morhen talk. All of that led to this Witcher prediction Guide though, so be prepared to… (concluding sentence needed).

Witcher Prediction #1 – Geralt and Ciri Make it to Kaer Morhen, but Not Until Late Season Two

This one may seem a little obvious, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a prediction. We know at some point Cirilla will find herself at Kaer Morhen to begin her Witcher training, but there’s no shot that we jump from where season one ended into that training. I think early on we will get a lot of Geralt and Ciri bonding while they make their way to Kaer Morhen and a lot of people will be surprised with how late we actually are introduced to The Witcher training grounds (and Vesemir).

Prediction #2 – Yennefer Will Be Back, but not until AT LEAST Episode Three

It may be a shock to some but I don’t think we will have Yennefer back early on in season two. I think the writers will use the first three episodes to bring in new characters and get their stories started. All the while we sit in anticipation, and they let the suspense of what happened to Yennefer keep us on our toes. Then, when we least expect it, we will see a battered and bruised (potentially blinded) Yennefer trying to find who she really is yet again.

Witcher Prediction #3 – Ciri Will Begin her Training Before Kaer Morhen

This is a pretty simple one, but I predict that Geralt will have Cirilla training before they make it Kaer Morhen, and I think we will see plenty of it early on. I mean, come on, what else will she have to do as the dynamic duo makes their way home?

Prediction #4 – Vesemir Will Make an Appearance Before Geralt Arrives at Kaer Morhen

I think this will come in some form of a hunt in which Vesemir (and potential other “new” Witchers) will be introduced. This could potentially be how we get the rumored Leshen battle as well. It could also just be some random creature we see a group of Witchers fighting, and that might even lead us Geralt and Ciri showing up to save the day. Either way, we will definitely meet Vesemir before Geralt and Ciri make it to Kaer Morhen.

Witcher Prediction #5 – Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer will NOT reunite in Season Two

I think Yennefer is going to be off doing her own thing for all season two, and potentially even longer than that. The show is rumored to play out over seven seasons, so we could potentially see Yen wandering the realm without her two most important companions for quite some time. As I mentioned earlier, I do think we will be fairly deep into season two before Yennefer is back, but once she is, I predict we will get a ton of blind Yen.

Prediction #6 – Vilgefortz Will Show His True Power

This is something that may be a stretch, but also something that I would love to see. Vilgefortz is an absolute force to be reckoned with in the books. He is also secretly in cahoots with Emhyr var Emreis, the Nilfgaardian Emperor, who is also Duny, who is Pavetta’s husband. Confusing, I know, but this helps explain tremendously. So, I expect to see Duny and Vilgefortz working together in Season two and I also predict that we will see much more of Vilgefortz magical potential as his story unfolds.

Witcher Prediction #7 – We will get another “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” Banger

This is pure hope, but that song went so hard! We have to get another for season two you would think. Big shouts to Joey Batey for nailing that song and his role as Jaskier.

Prediction #8 – The Doppler Will Return

I’m not sure how, why, when, or as whom, but the Doppler will most definitely appear at some point throughout season two. There is too much invested into his character at this point to have him disappear the way he did and not have him be at the end of some trick. Maybe he was the Ciri Geralt met in the woods in the finale. Maybe he will pretend to be Cahir to infiltrate the Nilfgaardian Empire. He could even be a random new character that we meet who gets in with Geralt and Ciri!

Witcher Prediction #9 – Mark Hamill Will Play Vesemir

At this point, I don’t see how Lauren S. Hissrich can not cast Mark Hamill as Vesemir. I know there are loads of other potential candidates (Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, or Ian McShane) that could portray the grizzled Witcher vet just as well, but Hamill has to be the one in my opinion. He would need to absolutely bomb his audition to not get the role. He would be exactly what I expected Vesemir to look like in real life and this just needs to happen (LOL).

UPDATE: Mark Hamill was extended the role of Vesemir! It’s still up in the air if he will accept, but I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t.

Prediction #10 – Philippa Eilhart Will Make an Appearance

Philippa is a sorceress known to have the extremely rare ability to polymorph. The Royal Court Mage to King Vizimir of Redania can take the form of an owl and is inherently neither good nor evil. I’m almost 100% positive Philippa will make an appearance because there has been rumors that Vizimir and Dijkstra will be making appearances in season two. If that rumor is true, you’d think it’s safe to assume that the kings loyal court mage would also appear and flex her magical prowess.

Witcher Prediction #11 – Geralt’s Company Will Begin to Form

Angoulême, Regis, Milva, and Zoltan Chivay are all members of Geralt’s Company that could begin to materialize in season two. Depending on how season two goes, any of these characters could be introduced, however, I think Zoltan makes the most sense to find his way on to the show. The other three are all pieces of Geralt’s team when he is looking for Cirilla after she disappears, and since the two haven’t even made it to Kaer Morhen, Ciri hasn’t begun training or disappeared yet, I find it a little harder to find them sneaking their way into the season.


Unfortunately for all of us, we’re still about a year out from seeing if any of these Witcher predictions come true. I know it’s a long way away, but I’m sure there will be plenty of new developments that keep our appetites satires over the coming months. Filming is set to begin soon, so be on the lookout for final character castings and other reviews here. I’m very intrigued to know what everyone else’s Witcher predictions for season two are, so be sure to comment below!

The Greatest TV Shows of All Time – Part I

My Top 10 Greatest TV Shows of All Time (#10 – 6)

In today’s day and age, binging TV has become a regular occurrence in our everyday lives. According to a Morning Consult survey from late 2018, nearly 60% of viewers watch two or more episodes of their favorite shows at least once a week. Of that 60%, roughly 15% claimed to binge daily, 28% several times per week, and the remaining 17% about once per week. All of that binging leads to many a discussion on which shows make the “Greatest TV Shows” of all time list, and I, of course, have my own take on said list. Since I ventured off to college and got my own Netflix way back in 2011, I’ve probably watched thousands, if not tens of thousands, of hours of television. But, of all of that time spent lounging on my couch, bed, or some random spot I’ve found myself when my body can no longer be comfortable in the aforementioned spots, these are the shows that stand out the most.

#10 – The Witcher

#10 The Witcher

I know, I know, this may be a little premature, but that’s also why I have it at #10. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t have this show somewhere on this list. This franchise has been one of my favorites since I discovered the Witcher 2 back in high school and Netflix dropping the first season in December was the greatest Christmas gift anyone could’ve asked for.

Everything about this franchise is amazing, but the show took it to an entirely different level for me. Starting with the opening scene, we’re submersed into a creepy bog of some sort where Geralt and a Kikamora are fighting for their lives. Throughout the season we get our fair share of vile creatures, villains, and fantasy perfection, all of which led to what I believe was the greatest season of ANY show in 2019. By the end of the season, I was utterly blown away by this show and I think it has a ton of potential to be the next Game of Thrones in regard to size, fan base, and overall success. Season two will be the true test to this franchise and the direction it could head, but I can easily see this show clawing its way to #1 if the future seasons are anywhere near as incredible as the first.

#9 – Dark

Dark

Speaking of shows without a massive collection of episodes, the Netflix original Dark has managed to become one of the most well put together series of the last few years with only two short seasons. Even with only eighteen episodes though, it managed to find its way at number nine of my greatest TV shows list.

The science fiction thriller takes your brain on a journey that will confuse, amaze, and shock you all at the same time. The show follows four families after the disappearance of a young boy exposes many secrets in a small, German town. This, in turn, leads to the unraveling of a time travel conspiracy that spans three generations. Dark not only left me wondering what was going to happen with these families, but also left my mind twisted in all sorts of pretzels as the time travel aspect becomes evident. One of the things that sets this show apart from all the other science fiction, time travel thrillers is that Dark does an amazing job of explaining the things that typically don’t make sense. On top of that, it is littered with easter eggs, hints, and puzzles that leave you wanting more.

#8 – Community

Community: Troy and Abed

Time for a throwback, and one of the greatest TV show comedies of all time. Community first aired in September 2009 and ran for six seasons, when it ended in mid 2015. What originally drew me into this show was the fact that Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, was one of the main characters. But after the first season I was hooked, and I found myself attached to each one of the seven study group members.

For those of you who don’t know, Community follows Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) after he is suspended from being a lawyer. He lied about having a law degree, thus leading him to enroll at the local community college to obtain said degree and continue his life as a lawyer. While attending Greendale he will meet six of his best friends, and this will lead to pure comedic gold for all of us as viewers. Whether it was the paintball scenes, the absurdities enacted by Dean Pelton, or Troy and Abed rapping in Spanish, this show will 100% have you clutching your sides as you gasp for air from laughing throughout each episode.

#7 – Supernatural

Supernatural: Sam and Dean

Supernatural is one of my all-time favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV shows, and it’s also one of the longest running TV shows ever. Coming in at fifteen seasons, all of which are 20+ episodes long, its no minor undertaking to watch. But, I would recommend this show ten times out of ten to anyone who loves any type of supernatural related fields. It can range from angels and demons to horsemen of the apocalypse, and every now and then, a Wendigo or a Poltergeist will get mixed in as well. This brother-duo has grown so much over the years and it is truly incredible to see what Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) have turned this show into. As each season progresses it gets better and better, and this is one of very few shows that I’ve watched that has reintroduced villains multiple times. Yet, of all the times they have brought back a big bad, it’s never been in a way that makes you cringe at how they are brought back into the fold. It’s definitely quite the show to tackle if you’re starting from the beginning, but it’s a show you must watch at some point nonetheless.

#6 – Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Rounding out the first half of my greatest TV shows of all time list is Friday Night Lights. FNL debuted in October 2006, but I didn’t watch the show until just recently. I’d started it a few other times, but I would always get distracted by a new season of Game of Thrones, Supernatural, or some other show I was watching. As I’ve said in my Best and Worst of Friday Night Lights post though, I deeply regret waiting so long to sit down and fully watch through this classic. This show had just about everything you could ask for too. Inspirational father figure who is always making you emotional, check. Annoying daughter who you hate but can’t get enough of, check. Badass with luscious flow and a hankering to slug beers at any and all times… check. Even though the first two seasons were very, and I mean very, different from the rest due to the writers strike of 2007, this show never ceased to disappoint.


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CD Projekt Red and the Future of Witcher 4

CD Projekt Red Announces Witcher 4 May Be Their Next Release

It’s officially official, CDPR has all but confirmed that a Witcher 4 is most likely the next game the company will develop after Cyberpunk 2077 is released in late 2020. The Polish Video Game developer has made it very clear that Witcher 4 will actually not be a fourth installment to the already immensely successful Witcher trilogy, but that it will remain within the Witcher Universe that Andrzej Sapkowski created. That could mean a number of things though, and its safe to assume that we are at least a few years out from seeing any specifics released on this matter. Whatever direction they do choose though will surely end with millions of Witcher fans having their hands on yet another spectacular fantasy RPG.

Anticipated Release Date

With four years between each Witcher Release so far, I think it’s very safe to assume that we are at a minimum of four years out from the next installment of the Witcher franchise. I do think there are some other things that will more than likely push the game even further out for all of us, the first of which is the success of Cyberpunk 2077. CDPR has stated multiple times that The Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises are the two universes they think they can continue to build on in the future. With that being said, if Cyberpunk exceeds expectations with its holiday release in 2020, CDPR could very well decide to pump out a second game there rather than a fourth for The Witcher.

If Cyberpunk is successful, but not so successful that they immediately want to begin a second game, CDPR could potentially push both games into the early stages of development. With teams split working on two games, we would obviously expect a longer wait for a possible Witcher title, so let’s add another six to twelve months there. On top of all that, we have to assume there isn’t much, if any, completed on an actual plot for the next Witcher. This would probably tack another six to twelve months on to things, which pushes that original four year estimate to five, or maybe even six, years before release. If I had to guess, I would say we can expect the fourth installment to the Witcher series in Mid 2025 at the earliest.

Witcher 4 Expected Plot

As I mentioned above, almost nothing has been announced (or probably thought too deeply of) on what The Witcher 4 plot could look like. In fact, the only thing CDPR has said so far is that Geralt will NOT be the main character. Of course, decisions like these change all the time, but I have three possibilities that I believe we could see in the fourth Witcher game.

#1 – A Young Geralt or Pre Geralt Universe

A young Geralt option would require CDPR to redact their statement of Geralt not being the main character, but I could easily see this being the direction of game number four. However, back in a time when Witchers were a plenty, they could also take the pre Geralt approach. We could potentially experience Vesimir’s story, or the story of any other Witcher from the period before Geralt. This would be very interesting, and would travel outside the realm of Andrzej’s books. I’m sure he would still be a part of developing the storyline, but if he wasn’t, I’d feel safe with CDPR and whatever direction they decided to take the game. Who knows, he may even have some unpublished Witcher stories he could use for the new game!

#2 – A Post Geralt Universe

Option #2 is probably the option that makes the most sense for a fourth game. This could mean Ciri becomes the potential new lead, or maybe even a new, younger Witcher comes into the fold and is trained by an older Cirilla. They could be attempting to restore the Witchers back to their former glory or maybe even just rounding up whatever remaining Witchers are out there to defeat whatever villain CDPR decides to add into the game. This, of course, would also require material that was not a part of the books, but at least here they have a base with Ciri and whatever other Witchers are still alive. Both of these options still leave plenty of room for some of our favorite characters to find their way back into the story. So, don’t be surprised when Yen, Dandelion, or Zoltan appear telling tall tales of Geralt!

#3 – An Entirely New Witcher 4 Universe

This option would require the most work, but it also has loads of room for something the Witcher Universe hasn’t really had before… complete character customization. With an entirely new Witcher universe, one could expect to create their own witcher who is responsible for saving the world, restoring the Witchers to glory, or even potentially being the cause of the Witchers dying off. This is definitely my favorite option of the three, but it would require a lot since they would potentially be scrapping almost everything from the original three games. Too bad we will need to wait four to six years to figure out what the story will truly entail!

I’ve been a fan of this series since I first stumbled upon The Witcher 2, and I don’t think I will ever lose my love for the realm of Temaria. So no matter what CD Projekt Red decides to do with the next installment of one of my favorite video game series, I know they will succeed. I trust them to make all the right decisions and lead us into a new age of Witcher games!


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Netflix’s The Witcher Review

Netflix’s The Witcher Review

Welcome back to another DustyPosts weekly review. This week I’ll be telling all of you why you MUST go watch Netflix’s The Witcher the second you finish reading. This show hasn’t even been out for two weeks yet and I’ve watched it through three times, so you already know Netflix did this show right!

The Witcher Franchise

The franchise itself has been around for roughly 40 years now and was originally written by Andrzej Sapkowski back in the 80’s. Back then it all started Polish short stories but quickly evolved as these Witcher stories grew in popularity. It had grown so much in fact that in 1996 a video game had went into development. Unfortunately, the game flared out and we would need to wait until CD Projekt Red released their rendition of the Witcher series as a video game in 2007. Since then, the series has truly taken off. The Witcher III was released in May of 2015 and is renowned as one of the greatest video games of all time. The success up until that point is ultimately what leads us to current day and Netflix beginning their own rendition of Sapkowski’s stories.

Netflix’s Plot

For the most part, Netflix’s The Witcher takes on the main portions of Sapkowski’s stories. They have, of course, taken their own creative liberties for certain pieces, but all in all we see Geralt and his companions following the same path that had previously been laid out for them. The story so far revolves around our Witcher trying to find a princess he’s destined to protect (Ciri) all while he’s accompanied by a wide array of companions (Jaskier/Dandelion, Yennefer, Triss Merigold, etc. etc.). As a Witcher, Geralt obviously kills a plethora of monsters (including some of human kind) throughout this first season of epic television, but we also get much, much more. The first season jumped around quite a bit and even confused many with its multiple timelines, but it was a perfect setup for what’s to come in season two.

Witcher Cast, Predictions, and Rumors

I do not even know where to begin with how wonderful this cast was for season one of The Witcher. Before the show was released in late December, many people were unsure of how Henry Cavil’s performance of Geralt would pan out. Countless online personalities were saying he should have been played by someone else, ranging from Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft) to Mads Mikkelson (Death Stranding, King Arthur, Hannibal). Even though seeing either of those two would have been incredible (especially Fimmel, he’s one of my favorite, most underrated actors), it’s hard to imagine anyone but Henry Cavil playing Geralt at this point. For those of you who don’t know, Cavil is a massive fan of The Witcher franchise and loses himself within the series/video games all the time. His performance along with those of Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Eamon Farren as Cahir, and Joey Batey as the wonderful bard Jaskier, this show could not have been cast anymore perfectly.

With out spoiling season one’s ending (WARNING: potential spoilers ahead) I’d like to discuss some predictions for what we should expect to see in season two. With Geralt and Ciri finally finding each other, we have to assume season two revolves around the two of them making their way to Kaer Morhen. I cannot imagine they would jump directly into the two joining Vesemir at the training grounds for the wolf school of Witchers, but that is also a possibility. I think the former will be the case because if they jump directly into Ciri’s training they will need to introduce The Wild Hunt very early on in the show, and I think that is something they will probably want to hold on to until the finale of season two or maybe even season three. Not to mention, Freya Allen is returning as Ciri for season two so we can anticipate the 14 to 15 year old Ciri remaining within the story line rather than the older rendition of Ciri we have seen in some of the books and video games over the years.

As far as rumors go, there are not that many yet for season two. The second season has already been green lit by Netflix after its massive success and is set to begin production in early 2020. With that being said, we should expect new episodes by late 2020 or early 2021, but nothing can be for sure until writing/shooting/etc has been completed at some point in 2020. On top of that, it is spreading that Mark Hamill himself will land the role of Vesemir (come on, how could you not give it to him…), but at this point those “rumors” are pure speculation.


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My Weekly Recommendation (#12)

My Weekly Recommendation (#12) – The Witcher III

As I sit and wait for Netflix’s original The Witcher series, I found myself reminiscing of the days back in 2015 when The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was released. It hadn’t been long after that before I logged into my PlayStation and purchased the game, which I haven’t quit playing since. I forgot how incredible this game was, and for so many reasons too. 

Of course, my first go-round back in the day was on an Xbox, so the first thing I observed after logging in was the superior graphics. The hills, trees, and skies off in the distance are more mesmerizing than I recall. And as I mowed my way through some of the earlier creatures, I noticed how smooth the combat mechanics still were. And how could I not mention the storyline! Each and every quest builds upon the next so effortlessly. The conversations between Gerald and the NPCs throughout the story are written so well. Everything about this game is still incredible, and I can’t wait to dive deeper into it over the next few weeks.

So for all the gamers out there, I highly suggest giving The Witcher III: Wild Hunt a go as soon as you can. And for those who have already played the game, go back and play it again! The world is filled with quests and Easter eggs, and I bet there is still something new out there for you. After all, this game was given all those awards for a reason!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

As I sit and wait for Netflix’s original The Witcher series, I found myself reminiscing of the days back in 2015 when The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was released. It hadn’t been long after that before I logged into my PlayStation and purchased the game, which I haven’t quit playing since. I forgot how incredible this game was, and for so many reasons too.

Of course, my first go-round back in the day was on an Xbox, so the first thing I observed after logging in was the superior graphics. The hills, trees, and skies off in the distance are more mesmerizing than I recall. And as I mowed my way through some of the earlier creatures, I noticed how smooth the combat mechanics still were. And how could I not mention the story line! Each and every quest builds upon the next so effortlessly. The conversations between Gerald and the NPCs throughout the story are written so well. Everything about this game is still incredible, and I can’t wait to dive deeper into it over the next few weeks.

So for all the gamers out there, I highly suggest giving The Witcher III: Wild Hunt a go as soon as you can. And for those who have already played the game, go back and play it again! The world is filled with quests and Easter eggs, and I’d bet there is something new even for someone who has beaten the game. After all, this game was given tons of awards for a reason!

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