In the course of the WitcherCon, Netflix announced a lot of news about the second season of ” The Witcher “, which is longed for by fans . The start date for Chapter 2 has now finally been set for December 17, 2022. Just in time for Christmas, Geralt von Rivia (Henry Cavill), his surprise child Ciri (Freya Allan) and sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) will return to the Netflix screens.
The first long trailer for season 2 of “The Witcher” was shown at the WitcherCon. We analyze the new footage and reveal 11 details that the video reveals about the upcoming episodes. But before that you can see the trailer here:
1: Ciri’s nightmares and the fateful association with Geralt
The trailer begins with the united Geralt and Ciri taking a rest in the forest. The Princess of Cintra asks: “Then I am your destiny?” Whereupon the witcher replies: “You are much more than that, Cirilla.”
Here, of course, the legendary law of surprise is alluded to, which fatefully connects Geralt and Ciri.
Later in the trailer, Ciri is plagued by nightmares. The young woman will have to struggle with traumatic memories after the events of “The Witcher” season 1 – and will also be haunted again and again by visions related to her prophetic gift. But Geralt watches over them.
2: The 1st look at Roach in season 2
While riding through the forest, “The Witcher” fans catch the first glimpse of Geralt’s loyal companion Roach in season 2 of the Netflix series. Ciri and Geralt are probably here on the way to the witcher fortress Kaer Morhen. The scenes should come from the 1st or 2nd episode of the new season.
3: A grain of truth is being adapted
At the WitcherCon the episode titles of the 2nd season of “The Witcher” were announced:
THE WITCHER SEASON 2 EPISODE TITLES:
Episode 1 – A Grain of Truth
Episode 2 – Kaer Morhen
Episode 3 – What Is Lost
Episode 4 – Redanian Intelligence
Episode 5 – Turn Your Back
Episode 6 – Dear Friend
Episode 7 – Voleth Meir
Episode 8 – [REDACTED]
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) July 9, 2021
Therefore we know that in episode 1 of season 2 Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story “A Grain of Truth” is adapted from the short story collection “The Last Wish” (English title: “A Grain of Truth”).
Unlike in the novel, Ciri is apparently in the story.
“Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju will then experience “The Witcher” viewers as enchanted Nivelles. The story will probably take place on Geralt and Ciri’s way to Kaer Morhen, where, judging by the episode titles, the two will arrive in episode 2.
4: The first look at Kaer Morhen and the new witchers!
Then comes a very special treat from the 2nd season of “The Witcher”: Geralt and Ciri arrive in Kaer Morhen. The scenes from the Witcher’s fortress seen in the trailer are breathtaking. Netflix also presents the location in a separate video:
And the new Witcher appears for the first time! Yasen Atour can be seen as Coen and Paul Bullion as Lambert. Another shot from the “The Witcher” trailer shows Basil Eidenbenz as the donkey who eyed Ciri suspiciously and asks: “And who are you?”
5: Ciri starts her training and Geralt also struggles with the torture
On Kaer Morhen, Ciri will be trained as a sorcerer in season 2. The trailer then also shows how she is handed a wooden practice sword. In a new official picture for “The Witcher” Season 2, Ciri is training with Witcher Lambert in the courtyard of Kaer Morhen. And Geralt himself is also struggling in the video on the torture of the witcher fortress – presumably observed by Vesemir, who can only be seen from behind.