If you are new to Witcher here is quick summery of Witcher Series.
“The Witcher” is the story about the legend of Geralt of Rivia, whose destiny collides with Cirilia, the crown princess of Cintra. Set in the fictional landmass called “the Continent”, the show is based on the Polish novel of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Other storyline includes the story of Yennefer of Vengerberg, a sorceress who was bought by a witch. The show stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allen and Anya Chalotra in the lead roles.
Upon releasing, the show received generally positive reviews and it was said that it will take more than a year for the second season to arrive. However, the COVID-19 pandemic took place, and the whole production was stopped for quite a while.
Now, it looks like the production has been completed and the show is all set to hit the screen in December. The official Instagram page for the show posted in April that the shooting for the second second has been wrapped up, and it took 15 locations, 89 cast members and 1,200 crew members to do the job.
On 9th June, the page posted the official trailer for the second season. In the end of season one, we see Geralt and Ciri finally meet after Ciri runs off from her city.
In the trailer, we are shown Geralt and Ciri having a conversation with each other, and Ciri asks him, “So, I am your destiny?” to which Geralt replies saying, “You are much more than that, Cirilia.”
It looks like Geralt took Ciri with her as Cintra is not safe for her anymore, and he welcomes her to his place. We are introduced to a new place called Kaer Morhen, which according to the book is the inaccessible mountain stronghold which has been the headquarter for the Witcher’s guild for centuries. This place was not introduced in the first season
Ciri is also seen saying that she is so afraid, but other times she feels like she can burn the whole world. This really sounds like some sort of spoiler as she may possess some power too. Geralt tells her that facing her fear is not easy, but he is there for her and hands her a sword, and it looks like she is all ready to transform from a typical princess to a warrior-like princess
Geralt is also seen directing Ciri to do what he says like run and hide, and the war looks very intense this time, and the Witcher is going to protect the princess at all cost. During the whole trailer, we only get to see Yennefer once and that too, at the end, when a woman says, “Welcome back” and she opens her eyes. It looks like the war exhausted her and she may not have much role in this season like the previous.
However, we see a separate trailer for Yennefer, as she is seen sleeping under a tree, and dreaming about all her events that happened in the first season. In the beginning of the show, she was a hunch backed lady, who was treated like a pig, and was later bought by a sorceress. She sacrificed a lot to become extremely beautiful and also got a lot of power enough to fight a war.
It will be interesting to see how the destiny of all three of these main characters will collide in this season.
Also, you must remember Jaskier, who sang the song for the witcher. A image of him was also posted on Instagram, writing:
“Your wishes (and demands) for new Jaskier content have been granted. Here’s a preview of the bard in Season 2.” Looks like he will keep supporting Geralt like in the previous season.
The two leading ladies: Freya Allen and Anya Chalotra, shared their experience from the first season and hinted that their paths may collide in this new season.
Anya Chalotra, who plays Yennefer of Vengerberg, says, “I was very happy with season one because it was so well received, and so many people contacted me telling me how much they loved it. So, you know, I was just over the moon.” She continues saying, “We were nervous because obviously, we loved it cause we put blood, sweat, and tears into it.
But I’m so glad the audience loved it as well.” About her favorite scene, she says, “I have favorite scenes from season one, but I loved my whole journey with Yennefer. This season, everyone worked their ass off, to make this happen. I mean, we do it for the fans, and the fact that gaming fans loved it as well as the new fans coming on board was just brilliant.”
Freya Allen, who plays Cirilia, says, “I was thrown into season one, I was very new to it all, and really had to just learn on the job.” Talking about her moments, she says, “I do have a lot of lovely memories from season one. I remember I just loved shooting episode one.
After that, I’m literally just running through the woods constantly. Always just running away from everyone. And I feel like this season you really see her grow. So I’m just excited for people to see everyone’s hard work. I can’t wait, actually, for people to see this season.”
Revealing the new poster for the season, the official account writes:
“Destiny has revealed itself. Prepare for The Witcher Season 2, premiering December 17 on @netflix”.
Besides the main show, an anime movie is also going to be released on August 23, titled as “Nightmare of the Wolf”. Announcing the poster for this anime movie, the post writes:
“Without Vesemir, there’d be no Geralt. Nightmare of the Wolf premiers August 23 on @netflix”.
A short 45 seconds trailer for the anime movie was also posted on the account, writing:
“Face your demons. Nightmare of the Wolf premiers August 23.”
Vesemir is going to be a new character and will be introduced in the movie.
So, when is the new season of “The Witcher” coming?
It is coming out on 17th December, 2021.
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