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Witcher fans now have an end date to their long wait for season 2 – and a teaser trailer to go along with it.
Netflix announced the fantasy series will return Dec. 17, 2021. The reveal was made Friday during WitcherCon, an online streaming event devoted to all things Witcher-verse, along with releasing the following teaser trailer, which teases the return of Yennifer and a visit to the Witcher castle Kaer Morhen.
The production also revealed two new photos, one of fan-favorite minstrel Jaskier (Joey Batey) and another of Ciri (Freya Allan) and Lambert (Paul Bullion):
The Witcher premiered in 2019 and was based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. It stars Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Allan as young princess Cirilla “Ciri.”
The show has had a rocky road returning to air. The second season began production in early 2020, then was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and when newcomer to the show Kristofer Hivju tested positive for Covid-19. The show resumed filming in August and then was halted again due to a Covid outbreak in November. In December, star Henry Cavill suffered an on-set injury (though it did not halt filming). Second season production finally wrapped in April, more than a year after it began, and the season will consist of eight episodes.
The show is arguably the most successful fantasy franchise to launch in the wake of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Witcher has spawned a limited series prequel spinoff that’s in the works titled The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is set in an elven world 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia, and an anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which will be released Aug. 23, 2021.
Nightmare of the Wolf also released a teaser trailer Friday:
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