The Witcher Season 2 has a trailer and Netflix announces a third season

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Netflix hosted its TUDUM event over the weekend to give a peek into what is coming over the next year. Netflix announced that the uber-cringe original series, Sex/Life, was getting a second season and a clip from season two of Bridgerton was released. Netflix also revealed the season two trailer of The Witcher and announced that it will get a third season. The Witcher was Netflix’s second most streamed original series of all time, coming in right behind Bridgerton. Season two of The Witcher will drop December 17. We will follow Geralt, Yennefer, and Princess Cirilla on their journeys of self-discovery as they test their powers. Below are a few more details about the upcoming season and trailer via The Nerdist:

First, to highlight season two more broadly, Netflix offered an extensive “The Witcher: Road to Season 2″ trailer. This trailer teased many of the main characters and conflicts the season intends to explore. It also offered fans a look back at season one while introducing new footage into the mix.

From the looks of this trailer, season two will spend a lot of time on this theme. The season will center questions like, what is evil? What does it mean to be a monster? And can one be forgiven for what’s inside of them or what they’ve done? We’ll have to tune in for the premiere of The Witcher season 2 on December 17 to find out.

In the meanwhile, Netflix shared two The Witcher first looks to whet our appetite. These first looks both focus on two of Geralt’s relationships. First up, Geralt reconnecting with his old friend, Nivellen.

Fantasy fans may recognize Nivellen, played by Kristofer Hivju. Hivju famously portrayed Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones. Though Tormund was unlucky in his quest for Brienne of Tarth’s affections in Game of Thrones, he did acquire a bro in the form of Jon Snow. Now it looks like Hivju finds himself in another snarky bromance on The Witcher.

In the first look, Geralt shakes Ciri awake and warns her of trouble abounding. He doesn’t really let her in on what’s going on but does get her out of harm’s way. So we give him points there. As Ciri waits nervously by Roach, Geralt readies himself for battle.

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As you all know The Witcher was my favorite show on Netflix outside The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Bridgerton came in at a cool third place. I have been impatiently waiting for season two and the delay due to COVID was doing my head in. I wanted to know where Geralt and Yennefer’s love story would go and what Ciri’s powers were. I could not wait to laugh at the Bard and his shenanigans and Geralt’s horse, Roach, who didn’t give a damn about Geralt’s nonsense. I love the premise of season two too. Pushing the characters to their limits and the arc of redemption is very much a heroes/heroines journey. I love those kinds of stories where the characters are not so black and white. I am also looking forward to the new characters like Nivellen, played by Kristofer Hivju. I am happy that the show will be dropping right before Christmas/ I will definitely be binge watching it with my spiked hot chocolate and fuzzy socks. I am also excited that they are giving the show a season three. Netflix must know that season two is going to be a banger and even better that season one. I am here for all the seasons Netflix will bless us with of The Witcher. Not to mention I just like looking at Henry Cavill. Which is strange because I am not attracted to him in that way, but I love him as Geralt. Now I am going to rewatch that trailer for the umpteenth time.

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Photos credit: Jay Maidment for Netflix

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  1. GreenBunny says:

    I’m the same way, Henry Cavill doesn’t do it for me, but him as Geralt, I would climb that man like a tree. I’m so excited for season 2, it’s been so long. Off to rewatch season 1 and Geralt’s sexy grunting.

  2. FancyPants says:

    Oooh are we gonna get to see more of the gold dragon guy, or was that a clip from the first season? I liked that character.

  3. Becks1 says:

    It looks AMAZING. I’m going to have to rewatch the first season before watching this one I think, because there was so much that just came together at the end. I bet Netflix is figuring this is going to generate a ton of buzz and be a bigger hit than the first season especially with being released right before christmas, lots of people home over christmas break) and so they just went for the third season.

  4. felixbetwixt says:

    Off to watch the trailer now, it’s been long enough right! The Witcher & Sabrina have been on top of my list of most enjoyed watched (& re-watched lol) series on Netflix.

  5. SarahCS says:

    I haven’t watched it all all yet but some of this is making it sound quite interesting. One question, is there much violence/brutality? I got sucked into reading GoT (and couldn’t stop until I got to the end) a few years back but couldn’t face watching it and the older I get the less I want that in my entertainment. I don’t mean no action sequences but not all the blood and guts and rape that was all over GoT.

    • FancyPants says:

      There is a lot of blood and guts, I would say at least equal to GOT. It has been a while since I watched it and I don’t specifically remember any sexual violence against women, but I could be wrong there. There is an orgy scene with questionable consent (magic/witchcraft).

    • Becks1 says:

      There is a lot of violence, but it did not faze me as much as GOT. Maybe because this show is more fantasy, whereas to me GOT was more of a fantasy/history blend?

      there is one scene that I remember that makes me CRINGE just thinking about it but I can’t give it away by saying what it is. But its not graphic at all, its just implied and its done with consent.

  6. Robyn says:

    Yessssssss! I was surprised at how much I loved this show – can’t wait!

  7. Erin says:

    Cannot wait! I love HC as Geralt, he does an amazing job and sounds just like the video game character. I just watched someone play through Wild Hunt and it was fantastic. I’m also looking forward to the second season not being all over the place on the timeline. I’m pretty sure I read that they were going to change this with the second season, because it was confusing since I wasn’t watching the episodes all at once so sometimes I would start one and forget what timeline we were in. Geralt not aging also contributed to this timeline confusion.

  8. CanadianK says:

    Jaskier!!! My favorite. Netflix has done an amazing job with this series. The books are great but I was glad to see they fixed some of the story lines (Geralt sleeps with every sorceress, Yen is a selfish b, Istredd is pathetic in the books).
    The way this year is shaping up, Witcher is pretty much the only thing in 2021 that will be any good.

  9. Vavavoom says:

    I may have to revisit it. I LOVE Henry Cavill in anything (especially The Tudors and Man of Steel), but couldn’t get into this show. I was so confused and maybe got through 2 and a half episodes. Is it confusing for anyone else? I thought maybe I had to know the game in order to understand it so I gave up.

    • Becks1 says:

      You need to keep going. I watched it when it came out and haven’t rewatched it, so my memory is hazy (need to rewatch before the new season) but it seems confusing and then with each episode it clicks a little more and a little more and then by the end its like, ohhhhhhh, that’s what’s been going on! The storylines all come together and it ends up making sense.

  10. GandalfTheMeh says:

    I couldn’t tell you what season 1 was even about… But there was Geralt naked in a bathtub soooo.