(Pocket-lint) – Netflix has announced The Witcher season 2 will debut on its streaming platform shortly before Christmas, and it also released the first trailer for the new season.
The show is set to return 17 December 2021. Netflix announced the news during an inaugural WitcherCon event. It also provided the first full-length look at the upcoming season, which you can watch above. From what we can tell, the second season picks up where the first season ended, with Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) meeting up with exiled Princess Cirill. The duo goes to Kaer Morhen – the mountain fortress where Geralt trained – so that Ciri can become a witcher, too. It doesn’t look easy, to say the least.
That’s all folks – the #WitcherCon is over! Thank you all for joining and celebrating the Witcher universe with us
And if you missed some parts of the stream, you can re-watch it on YouTube:
1st Stream: https://t.co/Ny2iZcgsdL
2nd Stream: https://t.co/PhTPplGoEa pic.twitter.com/YGi8PZupIn
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 10, 2021
In addition to the trailer and date, Netflix teased a behind-the-scenes featurette with Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan (who play Yennefer and Ciri, respectively), as well as Jaskier’s new maroon wardrobe, and vague episode titles for season two. Cavill even said the next season will have a new song from Jaskier.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 9, 2021
Also announced was a release date for an animated prequel film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which will come to Netflix on 23 August 2021. Finally, at WitcherCon, CD Projekt Red revealed a next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that will arrive for free later this year with DLC based on the Netflix show.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC this year! Here’s a sneak peek of our updated cover art.
Spoiler alert: we also prepared some free DLCs inspired by @witchernetflix
More info coming soon! pic.twitter.com/Hs7LwWzUAt
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 9, 2021
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