‘The Witcher Season 2’ will reveal the backstories of Cahir and Fringilla

The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has teased one of her favourite parts of the upcoming second season, suggesting that a pair of villains will have a larger role to play in the Netflix series. Season 2 will focus more on Nilfgaardians Cahir and Fringilla and it will have four directors. The second season will also introduce new characters including Nigel (Kristofer Hivju), Lambert (Paul Bullion), Coen (Yasen Atour), Violet (Carmel Laniado), and Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). The show is also expected to feature a monster from The Witcher 3 game, the Leshen. As a refresher  Cahir is a knight of the Nilfgaardian Empire that leads the charge to find Ciri. His plans unravel at the Battle of Sodden as Yennefer torched the battlefield, plus he has the added headache of a doppler mimicking his likeness somewhere out in the world. Fringilla, meanwhile, is the sorceress helping Nilfgaard gain a foothold in the upper regions of The Continent and also has Cahir’s ear when it comes to talking strategy. If we’re likely to see more of the two in The Witcher Season 2 then that hints at Nilfgaard having a larger presence, one that was glimpsed oh-so-briefly at the tail-end of the debut season as it marched on Sodden Hill. Production for The Witcher Season 2 has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the Witcher, TV production of various networks and streaming services such as NBC, FX, Amazon, Apple TV+, and Disney+ have come to a halt over coronavirus concerns.