Netflix has released the first teaser for ‘The Witcher’ season 2 at ‘WitcherCon’ — a fan event hosted by the stramer on its YouTube channel. The second season of the much loved fantasy series will premiere on December 17.
‘The Witcher’ season 2 started filming in February 2020, but amidst suspensions due to the pandemic, wrapped up only this April.
The first season of ‘The Witcher‘ released in 2019 on Netflix, and was a massive success. It also helped revive the craze for the popular Witcher video game series developed by CD Projekt Red.
The videogame makers also announced at the event that the third and the most popular game of the franchise, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ is also getting a next gen upgrade for PlayStation 5, X-Box series X, and PC, with an additional DLC inspired by the Netflix show.
A six-part prequel — ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ — was announced in July 2020, expanding the hit fantasy universe. The limited series is set long before the appearance of monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia.
In addition, an anime spin-off titled, ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf‘, produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, is set to stream on the platform from August 23.
The stars set to reprise their roles in ‘The Witcher’ season 2 include, Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier.
The teaser showcases Ciri finally meeting up with Geralt, who takes her to Kaer Morhen — the mountainous Witcher stronghold — to train her and teach her to control her powers, amidst growing chaos. The footage also reveals a worn out Yennefer at the mercy of the enemy and a whole lot of new monsters for Geralt to annihilate.
The new cast joining the show includes, Yasen Atour, Agnes Bjorn, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders), Thue Ersted Rasmussen, Aisha Fabienne Ross, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), and Mecia Simson.
Check out the teaser: