Witcher fans rejoice a new sneak peek for the long-awaited second season of the popular fantasy show has arrived. The series based on the two Witcher novels The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny has released a twelve-second teaser after filming wrapped in April this year. The clip features Ciri briefly training with Geralt as an impending battle with Nilfgaard’s army looms over the monster-hunting trio. The clip promises the formal training of The Loin Cub of Cintra in her journey to become a witcher herself like Geralt with a penchant for the mystic arts like Yennefer in the upcoming season.
Coupled with the clip was an announcement of WitcherCon. Netflix has partnered with the developers of The Witcher game series CD Projekt Red to deliver a slew of new content via a virtual convention that’s pegged for July 9th.
Fans of both the games and the Netflix series will likely get more previews of the upcoming season and may feature teasers for the upcoming spin-off projects. The first being The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel series of the first witchers ever known, and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf an animated film focusing on Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, in his origin story before he debuts in the second season.
After facing a hodgepodge of delays due to the pandemic and some onset injuries the future of The Witcher seems clearer than ever. With this new teaser, the hype can once again sprawl further beyond the confines of the video game and novel worlds. Viewers will finally get to follow everybody’s favorite stoic monster hunter and friends sometime very soon in Fall 2021.
The Witcher Netflix series has become quite a phenomenon in recent memory. Fans of the game and book series as well as those who gush over medieval fantasy absolutely lauded the first season. The show perfectly captured the essence of the characters and world while satisfying the masses that just came off the absolute dud of a finale from Game of Thrones. With a promised seven seasons for the show comes news on castings for characters both unknown and very familiar to fans that toss coins to all Witcher content.
The second season, according to Redanian Intelligence, has cast relatively unknown actor Edward Rowe in the role of King Henselt, ruler of Kaedwen. Fans of The Witcher game series will recognize the name from a major player from CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. In the game, Henselt is a prideful king with a taste for watching duels, warmongering, and hedonism. The player assuming the role of Geralt of Rivia has the choice of ending the king while on his literal high horse or manipulate him until the events of the next game however the show has something more in store for this tyrannical monarch.
In the past, Laura S. Hissrich the showrunner has clarified that the entirety of the show takes place before the events of the first Witcher game. The series will then explore Henselt’s origin story relating to the heroic trio of Geralt, Yennifer, and Ciri before becoming the boisterous king many gamers chose to execute. Perhaps he earns kingship while interacting with Geralt or he’ll possibly arrange for Geralt to fight in a duel against a neighboring kingdom leading him down a path toward eventual tyranny. The possibilities for the directions of the show can go just about anywhere and it just seems to spell excitement every step of the way until release.
After a slew of production halts from Covid-19 outbreaks to on-set injuries, it’s nice to finally have some good news about everyone’s new favorite fantasy epic. As usual fans and newcomers can rejoice at the effort put forth to ensure the most enthralling and bloody tales from Nilfgaard. The best content from a sprawling franchise like The Witcher comes from creators who are just as big of fans as the readers or gamers of the series. The inclusion of fan-favorite characters should spark piquing interest in the other parts of media the franchise inhabits as well as clarity on the denizens that live in the witching world. Should any production halts cease at once you can toss a coin to your favorite witcher on August 17th, 2021.