An end to The Witcher‘s long, long hiatus is in sight: The fantasy drama will be back for Season 2 on Friday, Dec. 17, Netflix announced Friday during its WitcherCon fan event. The return will come almost exactly two years since Season 1 was released on Dec. 20, 2019.
Based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter struggling to find his place in the world when destiny unites him, a powerful sorceress and a young princess as they navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Here’s what to expect in the upcoming episodes, per the official Season 2 logline: “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.”
In addition to a two-minute trailer for The Witcher‘s return (embedded below), Netflix has also unveiled titles for seven of the eight new installments: “A Grain of Truth,” “Kaer Morhen,” “What Is Lost,” “Redanian Intelligence,” “Turn Your Back,” “Dear Friend” and “Voleth Meir.” (The finale’s title, meanwhile, remains a secret for now.)
And in other recent Witcher news, Netflix has added to the cast of its upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, tapping Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) to play sword-elf Scían and Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji) to replace Jodie Turner-Smith as elite warrior Éile.
Watch The Witcher‘s Season 2 trailer below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!
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