The second season of Netflix’s breakthrough fantasy sensation The Witcher is finally here, and in a (very) quick trailer, we get another look at what’s to come. The short teaser, which primarily centered on his white-haired hero Geralt of Rivia (accentuated by his hashtag “#Geralt”), was published on Henry Cavill’s Instagram account earlier today. Ciri was first seen in Season 2 when Netflix published a brief teaser for their “Geeked Week” last week. So it appears like Netflix is attempting to prolong the wait for The Witcher by enticing us with short videos (I’m hoping Yennefer will be next). check out the new teaser below
At the close of Season 1, we last saw our fated trio not quite together, as it looked that Yennefer devoted her life to defend the other mages and the king from approaching Nilfgaardian armies. Ciri and Geralt eventually met after a year of seeking each other, completing at least part of their destinies. However, just because the two have found each other doesn’t mean they’re secure, as the teaser teases more dangerous adversaries to face. Many of the terriblemonsters from last season will undoubtedly return, including the frightening Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, who is desperate to locate Ciri. The trailer ends with Geralt ordering Ciri to escape while her cries reverberate across the scene
But, as I hear Joey Batey’s Jaskier, the bard who joins Geralt on his travels, things aren’t all doom and gloom. “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” his song from the previous season, was a breakout success, with fans repeating the catchy melody for weeks after their binge. With this new season, the composers have a lot to live up to, since most fans are anticipating a new, unforgettable song. The music seems a little more gloomy when paired with this foreboding teaser, but perhaps we’ll receive more than one song this season.
Despite the fact that the first season of The Witcher was met with mixed reviews, it was a great hit for Netflix. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s series is based on the same-named book series, and while the time leaps aren’t well-plotted or timed, it appealed to fans looking for an adult fantasy alternative when Game of Thrones ended. Netflix opted to cash in on the popularity of the series by approving an animated spin-off film and a prequel series, as well as a WitcherCon event that will take place in July. But, thankfully, they’ve announced that The Witcher Season 2 will appear in 2021, most likely in the fourth quarter, as the first season premiered in December of 2019.