During Netflix’s TUDUM event, the streaming giant had a lot to share in regards to their hit original book-adapted series, The Witcher.
The Witcher follows quite a few colorful characters living on the Continent, but primarily focuses on the witcher himself: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). A monster killer-for-hire, Geralt travels the Continent to have coins tossed his way in exchange for hunting and killing many dangerous monsters. Geralt’s travels in season 1 introduced us to a variety of characters such as Geralt’s love-interest, Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), Ciri (Freya Allan), and fan-favorite Jaskier (Joey Batey).
Check out all of the exciting announcements and first looks from TUDUM below, including a full-length trailer for season 2 of The Witcher.
The Witcher Season 2
The Road to Season 2 Trailer
Following Season 1 nearly two years later, Season 2 will come to Netflix December 17. During the TUDUM event, fans received a full-length trailer full of footage from both Season 1 and new footage to come with Season 2. While the full-length trailer still leaves plenty of room for fans to theorize about what is to come with the second installment of this story, it is safe to assume that we will see Ciri and Yennefer receive more screen time this time around. Also, we haven’t seen the last of the bard since Geralt declined his offer to run away to the coast together.
As a reminder, the synopsis for Season 2 is as follows:
“Convinced that Yennefer’s (Anya Chalotra) life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) 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.”
First Look: Nivellen
We also received a first look at Game of Thrones veteran and fan-favorite Kristofer Hivju as Witcher fan-favorite character Nivellen. In this clip we see a pair of old friends, Geralt of Rivia and Nivellen, reconnecting and playing a knife-throwing game as they discuss Geralt’s new position as Ciri’s guardian.
First Look: Geralt & Ciri
Speaking of Geralt’s new role as Ciri’s guardian, fans also received another first look clip. Here viewers are given a glimpse at how seriously Geralt is going to take this role as a guardian, and how there is never a moment’s peace for either of the pair. We also get to see Geralt’s closest friend and confidant, his trusty horse Roach.
Because he is worthy of his own mention as fan-favorite and main character of animated film Nightmare of the Wolf, our first look at Vesemir deserves to be featured as well. Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) will bring Vesemir to life in Season 2.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Set Tour
The Witcher: Blood Origin showrunner Declan de Barra charismatically takes Witcher fans on a tour of the set so fans can get a slight idea of the behind the scenes vibe onset. We also get a look at one of the beautiful filming locations in Iceland while de Barra explains that the world of Blood Origin will be a world set before the books, exploring the events that converged the worlds of man and monster. As a bonus, de Barra also slid in the notion that there will be at least six seasons of The Witcher. If you missed that in the video, you can cut to that clip here.
The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Sophia Brown as Éile, Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, and Michelle Yeoh as Scían.
Along with a second animated film following this year’s Nightmare of the Wolf and an additional kids and family spin-off series, The Witcher Season 3 was confirmed to be coming to Netflix in the future.
You can continue to check out our Witcher universe coverage here ahead of the December 17 release of Season 2.