I loved season one of The Witcher. I loved it so much I’ve wondered if the show’s sophomore season can possibly live up to my expectations. Well, I’m no longer worried about that. Because the newest trailer for The Witcher season two is so good, I’m ready to run outside and fight monsters myself. That seems reasonable after this intense look at what promises to be an even more action-packed, emotional story.
But don’t worry, our favorite bard is still around to lighten things up.
Yeah, I’m ready to go full Barney Gumble. Just hook this show to my veins after this perfect The Witcher season 2 trailer. It features a phenomenal song and impeccable pacing. Most importantly, though, it doesn’t give too much away while also feeling full and rich. There’s plenty of insight and intrigue into what we can expect from the series’ major characters following the battle that ended season one. Yet you’d be hard-pressed to predict exactly where the story is going. We just know a whole lot is going to be happening. With plenty of monsters to fight, both fierce magical creatures and humans alike.
The show’s official synopsis does provide more information for where Geralt is going and why. From Netflix:
Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla 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.
Kaer Morhen is the home of all witchers. It’s where Henry Cavill’s Geralt trained. If you haven’t watched Netflix’s anime prequel, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, do that right now. Not only does it show Kaer Morhen, but it also provides essential backstory to the Continent and why people are leery of witchers.
I’m going to rewatch it myself. I need to direct all this energy from the trailer somewhere, and I’m not really qualified to go outside and fight monsters. Unfortunately, Kaer Morhen didn’t accept me as a student. Fortunately, Jaskier didn’t get in either. This is probably why he’s a lot less grim than Geralt and will provide the necessary laughs we need during what should be an incredibly tense season.
I can’t wait. But I’ll have to. The Witcher season two debuts December 17 on Netflix.