The Witcher season 2: First look gives us an idea of What to Expect
After two long years, we finally have the first look of The Witcher season 2. And the footage that Netflix has released in their trailer and First Look clips, there is a lot of promise in season 2 as well. Netflix revealed the has given us many clues on what to expect from the show. Not only will Henry Cavil kick some serious Monster a** as Geralt of Rivia, but a few other beloved characters are getting more screen time as well.
What will the story of The Witcher season 2 be about?
Netflix revealed to their millions of viewers the first look of The Witcher season 2 at their TUDUM event on Saturday. And needless to say, the fans loved it. Apart from seeing Cavill reprise the role of Geralt, the fans saw enhanced roles for Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer and Freya Allan’s Ciri as well. Teaser trailers have finally confirmed that it is finally time for Ciri to begin her Witcher training.
Contrary to popular belief, Netflix’s The Witcher is not an adaptation of the famous video game. Instead, it is an adaptation of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The game itself is an adaptation of these novels too. Although the first season of The Witcher had a few time-loops, season 2 is going to be straightforward. The Witcher season 2 is going to be a straight adaptation of Sapkowski’s first Witcher novel, Blood of Elves. Season 2’s synopsis reads:
Convinced 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.
Some first look clips from The Witcher season 2
However, this teaser trailer is not the only thing Netflix revealed about The Witcher season 2. Netflix also released a First Look Clip of Geralt having a conversation with a monster named Nivellen. And if you watched Game of Thrones, you might have recognized who this monster really is.
Yes, it indeed is Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju, who played the iconic role of Tormund Giantsbane. And Netflix made a lot of effort in the makeup of Hivju, as he is virtually unrecognizable. But, there’s more. In another First look clip from The Witcher season 2, we see Geralt in pure Witcher mode after drinking Elixer, preparing to kick some serious b**t.
Netflix is planning to make it a big franchise, like Marvel
Despite all these exciting revelations, there is a lot more to expect from The Witcher. This is because Netflix is planning to make it a true multi-million dollar franchise. In August, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf premiered on Netflix which is one of many prequel series set in The Witcher universe. Moreover, fans will see another prequel series in 2022, called The Witcher: Blood Origin, set 1,200 years before Geralt. It focuses on the Conjunction of the Spheres, a critical event in this universe. And all these projects will be overseen by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who signed a mega-deal with Netflix.
The Witcher season 2 will premiere on Netflix on December 2017, 2021. And in more good news, The Witcher season 3 was also announced by Netflix, but we don’t have any dates for that yet.