It’s been a longer wait than expected for another season of The Witcher, thanks to a delay in filming over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. But now we know when we’ll get to toss a coin again, as the show will be back on Netflix this December – and the first teaser has arrived, teasing a little of what’s in store this time around. Watch it here.
The trailer debuted at the WitcherCon virtual fan event, and Season 2 picks up the story with Henry Cavill‘s stoic Geralt and princess Ciri (Freya Allen) heading to 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…
“At the end of Season 1, we have what I think is one of the sort of most emotional scenes that we’ve done, which is Geralt and Ciri finding each other after they’ve both been searching all season… And it seems like we’ve got a father figure and daughter figure, and everything’s going to be perfect at that point, except for they’ve never met,” says showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. “And so it was really fun to start Season 2 thinking about, well, they’re not a family yet. How do they grow to be one? What do you do if you are a person like Geralt, who has sworn he doesn’t need anyone in the world whatsoever? And then he’s presented with a girl who is now solely in his care.”
And according to Cavill, we’ll find Geralt in a slightly chattier mood this season. “I played the Season One way deliberately, which was him out in the wilds and without the opportunity for vast swathes of dialogue,” he says. “I thought it best to be the man who says less because that seems like he’s thinking more. And that was the intention with that. But once you get into a scenario with Cirilla, and the Witchers and his home space and with those people who he already knows, I was of the opinion that you had to let him be verbose and be philosophical and speak more and be intellectual, because that’s what he is. He’s not just a big old white-haired brute.”
The Witcher will return to our screens on 17 December.