Netflix has unveiled the key art, premiere date, and trailer for the Henry Cavill-starrer season two of The Witcher, which will hit the streamer on 17 December.
The streamer partnered with Cyberpunk and The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red for the inaugural WitcherCon on 9 July, where they shared some information about the series and video game franchise, including a new look at The Witcher Season 2.
This new season will follow Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, who seeks to bring Princess Cirilla 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.
The key art shared by them builds upon the cryptic teaser Netflix shared in June during its Geeked Week event, which teased Freya Allan’s Ciri, mysterious runes, and more.
The making of The Witcher Season 2 has been a tortuous journey. Production was put to a halt in November 2020 after numerous people involved in the series tested positive for Covid-19.
Just a month later, season two production came to another stop as Cavill incurred an injury on set. Production wrapped in April.
Netflix has announced a prequel of The Witcher titled The Witcher: Blood Origin that will be set in an elven world 1,200 years before the current timeline of the show. The prequel will tell a story lost to time, including the creation of the first prototype Witcher and the events that lead to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one.
The Witcher Season 2 is set to premiere on 17 December. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is serving as executive producer and showrunner. Tomek Baginski, Jason F Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, and Jaroslaw Sawko are also executive producing.