As a part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, the streaming giant has dropped the first teaser trailer of the much anticipated second season of The Witcher. Based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski and the massively popular video-game franchise, Netflix’s live-action adaptation of The Witcher broke streaming records when it was first released. Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the titular Witcher in the show instantly became a fan-favorite for his brawny charisma. Now, the second teaser trailer has been dropped ahead of the show’s late 2021 release. Here’s the teaser trailer:
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In the short yet electric teaser trailer, the Lion Cub of Cintra is in focus as numerous fast cuts are collated together to give the viewer a sense of urgency and impending danger that lies ahead for both Ciri and Geralt. While the White Wolf was entirely missing in the teaser, a person yelling “No! Geralt!” was heard which should prepare the fans for more exciting sword fights and nightmarish monsters. The teaser also left out Yennefer since her fate is yet to be revealed after the first season finale in which she used a colossal amount of magic to fend off Nilfgaard’s army. As a result, she disappeared during the process, leaving her fate unclear. However, the first photos from the second season revealed Yennefer in chains, which is at least, a bit reassuring.
The second season of The Witcher wrapped its filming back in April, after which Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer and co-CEO of Netflix announced that the show will be returning sometime in late 2021. Apart from the second season, Netflix is also developing a spin-off prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. Similarly, the streaming giant is also simultaneously developing The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a prequel movie based on the origin of Geralt, and will also have fellow Witcher Vesemir in a major role.