As expected, yesterday’s WitcherCon event, brought to us by Netflix and CD Projekt Red, delivered plenty of massive news from the Continent. This included the first batch of official images and maiden trailer for Season 2 of The Witcher, which is looking to reinforce its credentials as one of the streamer’s biggest episodic properties.
It’s about as dark an atmospheric a promo as you’d expect, with Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia returning home to Kaer Morhen, this time with Ciri in tow. Those with an in-depth knowledge of both Andrzej Sapkowski’s source material and the video games will have a general idea of where the narrative is heading, but one thing we can guarantee is that audiences everywhere will be chomping at the bit for December 17th to arrive.
As you can see from the reactions below, fans are more hyped than ever now that Season 2 of The Witcher has a trailer and release date, with the expansion of the small screen universe only set to continue.
Animated prequel Nightmare of the Wolf also got a locked in August bow as part of the WitcherCon extravaganza, but the focus was always going to fall on the adventures of Geralt as soon as the newsworthy bombs started dropping. Two years will have passed between the first and second seasons, which is an eternity in the modern television era, but you can bet The Witcher is going to be getting binged all over again in the buildup.
Cursed may have been canceled yesterday after a single season, but Netflix by and large remain committed to the episodic fantasy business, with The Witcher set to continue leading the charge for the foreseeable future.