Netflix has released a brand new trailer for The Witcher season 2. This has been a long time coming as the first season debuted back in December 2019. Unfortunately, the production delay in Hollywood brought on by COVID held things up a bit. In any case, the show is nearing its return and we now have our best look yet at what’s to come when Geralt of Rivia graces our screen once again. Have a look.
The show is based on the book series of the same name by author Andrzej Sapkowski. A wealth of material exists in the books, meaning this could provide content for years to come for Netflix. Before being turned into a show, the books were adapted into popular video games. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in particular, was received very well.
Netflix has already explored expansions of the universe in other areas. In August they released the animated movie The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. They also have a live-action spin-off in development titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. So we’re getting pretty close to Witcher Cinematic Universe territory here.
Here is the synopsis for The Witcher season 2.
Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
The cast is once again led by Henry Cavill (Man of Steel). Other returning members include Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Tom Canton, Lilly Cooper, Jeremy Crawford, Eamon Farren, Mahesh Jadu, Terence Maynard, Lars Mikkelsen, Mimî M Khayisa, Royce Pierreson, Wilson Mbomio, Anna Shaffer and Therica Wilson-Read. New additions this season include Yasen Atour, Agnes Born, Paul Bullion, Basil Eidenbenz, Aisha Fabienne Ross, Kristofer Hivju, Mecia Simson, Kim Bodnia, Adjoa Andoh, Cassie Clare, Liz Carr, Graham McTavish, Kevin Doyle, Simon Callow and Chris Fulton.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serves as both showrunner and executive producer of the series. Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jarosław Sawko are also on board as executive producers.
The Witcher season 2 arrives on Netflix on December 17.