Sharpen your swords and get your coins to throw: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is finally back for The witcher‘s second season on December 17, revealed at the inaugural WitcherCon online event hosted by Netflix and CD Projekt Red.
And while Netflix has yet to reveal a full trailer, the company has shown some additional teases, including episode titles and a preview of the new look of fan-favorite (and coin-operated) Dandelion Bard for Season 2.
by netflix Witcher the shows are based directly on novels and short stories by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski (not the popular RPG games from developer CD Projekt Red, which are original stories set after the books, although the show’s release has helped stimulate a new wave of interest in games).
The second season of The witcher is just one part of Netflix’s expanded plans for the franchise: in addition to the main show, there’s also The Witcher: Origin of Blood, a six-part prequel miniseries that will star Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain and Michelle Yeoh. This series will focus on the original creation of the Magically Mutated Witers and how the fantasy world the story takes place in was born in the first place. Netflix is also working on The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, an anime spin-off film slated for release later in 2021 from Korean animation house Studio Mir.
It’s no wonder that Netflix is betting big on The witcherThe show was one of the streamer’s most popular original series and was Netflix’s most-watched TV season when it debuted, though that title has since been claimed by Regency-era romance Bridgerton. (It is with the caveat that Netflix is extremely generous in what he considers a watch: anyone who has watched at least two minutes of an episode of the show.)