After many setbacks that are mostly COVID-19 related, the continuation of everyone’s favorite gruff monster-hunter returns to our small screens once again. Production of The Witcher season two officially wrapped back in April this year which only garnered hype as to when fans would get a taste of what to expect. Not too long afterward, Netflix partnered with CD Projekt Red (that’s the developers of The Witcher game series for newcomers) for WitcherCon, an all-day virtual convention on the many upcoming Witcher-related projects to wet their whistles.
On July 9th, Netflix dropped a hefty trailer for the second season of The Witcher during a panel. The two-minute snippet is as enthralling as lilac and gooseberries as it briefly shows the father-daughter relationship the first outing promised fans. Recovering from the brutal losses from last season, Geralt takes Ciri to the only place to both keep her safe and train against the impending assault from Nilfgaard: Kaer Morhen.
Witcher fans will instantly recognize the destination as the stronghold that trained Geralt to become one of the most effective of his kind. There the tensions rise between Geralt and his fellow hunters as they attempt to put a cap on Ciri’s possible world-ending powers, as well as honing her skills to fight back against the kingdom that paired her with Geralt in the first place.
In the last seconds, we are shown that Yennefer is alive and mostly well, considering she is now a captive of Fringilla and the armies of Nilfgaard. Although our heroes aren’t shown together here, fans are dying to see the trio interact with one another this season as the stakes are ramping up. Another sad exclusion from the trailer is the fate of everyone’s favorite bard from season one: Jaskier (played by Joey Batey), who definitely helped glue the series into newcomers’ minds.
Netflix finally gave us the release date of December 17th, 2021 for the debut of the first live-action Witcher in almost two years. After a troubled and long production cycle, people will finally get to see Henry Cavill, Freya Allen, and Anya Chalotra reprise their roles as the mystical trio Netflix users fell in love with back in 2019.
Watch the trailer here!