Two years since the first batch of episodes was released, season 2 of The Witcher is almost set to launch, with Henry Cavill returning as the ever-brooding titular character Geralt of Rivia.
Based on the book series and video games of the same name, the show tells the tale of a monster hunter on his travels across the Continent.
The world in which The Witcher is set is full of all sorts of magical beings, from horrifying creatures to witches and elves.
The fantasy has proven a huge hit among old fans and newcomers alike, all of whom are no doubt excited to see where the story will lead next.
From the release date to the cast and plot, here’s all you need to know.
When does The Witcher season 2 land on Netflix?
The Witcher season two is set to be released on December 17 on Netflix.
There will be eight new episodes to devour in one go, the same number that came out in the first season.
The show has already been renewed for a third season, with production said to be commencing in early 2022.
Who is in the cast of The Witcher season 2?
In addition to Henry as Geralt, Anya Chalotra stars as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg while Freya Allan plays Princess Cintrilla of Cintra, otherwise known as Ciri.
Joey Batey returns as the joyful bard Jaskier, while Eamon Farren reprises his role as Nilfgaardian army commander Cahir, aka the Black Knight, and MyAnna Buring is back as Yennefer’s mentor Tissaia.
Season two of the drama will introduce viewers to a new band of witches, comrades of Geralt, as well as his father-figure Vesemir, who trained him to become a monster hunter as a boy.
Vesemir is depicted by Killing Eve star Kim Bodnia, while the new witchers include Lambert (Paul Bullion), Coën (Yasen Atour) and Eskel (Basil Eidenbernz).
Mecia Simson joins the cast as Francesca Findabair, an elven sorceress, while Mahesh Jadu returns as sorcerer Vilgefortz and Lars Mikkelsen is back as mage Stregobor.
What is the plot of The Witcher season 2?
In the final moments of season one, Geralt and Ciri finally crossed paths, having been connected by destiny.
In season two, Geralt’s top priority is ensuring he keeps Ciri safe and so he decides to take her to Kaer Morhen, the home of the witchers where he grew up.
At the start, Geralt is convinced that Yennefer is dead, after she unleashed a huge amount of power at the Battle of Sodden.
However, we know from first look images and trailers that Yennefer is going to meet Ciri, meaning that a reunion with Geralt is also likely on the cards.
All the while, Ciri is exploring the mysterious power inside her, which she is yet to understand.
Is there a trailer for The Witcher season 2?
From battling new monsters to Ciri beginning her training, season two is going to be packed with adventure.
The trailer has also revealed the entrance of new characters, including Geralt’s old friend Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju) and menacing mage Rience (Chris Fulton).
The Witcher is available to watch on Netflix.
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