The Witcher Season 2 has received its first official trailer which gives us a taste of the battles that lie ahead when the show arrives on Netflix on December 17th. Henry Cavill will return as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in the eight-episode fantasy series. With Geralt training Ciri to become a Witcher and a war with the Nilfgaardian Empire on the horizon, it seems our heroes have got their hands full.
The Witcher season 2 trailer boasts spectacular visuals, stunning sword fights and a whole lot of monster hunting. Geralt and Ciri can be seen in Kaer Morhen, the former training ground for the School of the Wolf with Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) training the crown princess of Cintra.
The first season ended on a major cliffhanger with Geralt and Ciri finally finding each other and Yennefer disappearing after the Battle of Sodden Hill. It seems likely given their relationships that Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allan), and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) will cross paths sometime during the season. The end of the clip also gave us a glimpse at everyone’s favourite bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) so hopefully, we can look forward to more ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ type songs.
Geralt can be seen crossing swords with several people while using his magic signs to get an edge in battle. Henry Cavill has proved to be a strong choice for Geralt and has brought the fictional character to life beautifully. Which make sense since the actor is also a fan of The Witcher games.
The Witcher which is based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski was adapted by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. Following the rise in popularity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by CD Projekt Red also saw a sudden increase in sales.
Netflix has left no stone unturned during the marketing promotions for The Witcher, which makes complete sense as the first season was one of the most popular shows for the streaming platform. The Witcher Season 2 seems to be just the start for The Witcher franchise as a third season, a prequel series ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’, a second anime film and a family-friendly series is already in the works.