A New Trailer For Season 2 Of The Witcher Teases December Premiere
It has been a full two years since we first tossed a coin to The Witcher on Netflix. Now the wait for more Geralt is almost over, with a new trailer that sets a premiere date for December. The season 2 trailer for The Witcher teases Ciri’s journey as Geralt becomes a reluctant father figure. It also shows off the Witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen, where much of the action this season will likely take place. And of course it teases the most obvious reveal we can think of, the fact that Yennefer survived the Battle of Sodden that occurred at the end of last season. Although Geralt still believes her to be dead. Let’s take a look at the season 2 trailer for The Witcher, which will premiere on Netflix on December 17th.
The Witcher Season 2 Trailer Gives Us A Glimpse of What Is To Come
The season 2 trailer for The Witcher finds Geralt and Ciri traversing a snowy landscape together, on their way to Kaer Morhen. Ciri’s home of Cintra is no longer safe, he tells her. And what place is safer for a young girl than a fortress in the middle of nowhere? Here Ciri will train as a Witcher, learning to fight monsters. And to defend herself against the mysterious assailants pursuing her.
Ciri Is More Important Than Ever
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But despite all of these new faces, the focus of the trailer remains on Cirilla. She is still a child, albeit one that has already been through many trials. But we know that she will grow up into a deadly warrior, and a magic-user who has the power ‘to burn the whole world’ as she puts it. Ciri’s unique magical powers and her complicated legacy was hinted at in the first season of The Witcher. But we can expect to learn much more about her character’s importance in season 2.
The trailer ends with a shot of Yennefer, waking up after the Battle of Sodden. Yennefer’s journey in season 1 was… complicated to say the least. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way her character was handled in the first season. However, season 2 should see her coming into her own and learning to care about others. Namely, Geralt and Ciri whenever she is reunited with them.
Showrunner Lauren Hissrich has spoken about how season 2 of The Witcher is all about ‘found families.’ That includes the family of Witchers, as well as the dysfunctional found family of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer. These relationships were established in both the books by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video games from CD Projekt Red.
New Characters At Play In The Witcher Season 2
In the season 2 trailer for The Witcher, we also get a glimpse of several other Witchers who are in residence at Kaer Morhen. We know several of these faces from the Witcher video games, as the show continues to maintain the style and tone of that series. Among the new Witchers in play is Geralt’s mentor Vesemir (Kim Bodnia), along with Lambert (Paul Bullion), and Coën (Yasen Atour).
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We also have some new sorceresses in play for the season 2 of The Witcher. Among these is Philipa Eilhart (Cassie Clare), the powerful shapeshifting sorceress who will inevitably tangle with the Redanian spymaster Sigismund Dijkstra (Graham McTavish). The second season of The Witcher will likely get more in depth with the world’s politics. Especially since Geralt is now raising the potential future Empress as his child of surprise.
The second season of The Witcher will air on Netflix on December 17, 2021.
Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.