The hype for The Witcher Season 2 is getting bigger, with the first trailer for the season finally being released. Based on the novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, the first season was a giant success. And with COVID-19 delaying the filming and release of the second season, fans have been eagerly anticipating any news about the upcoming season.
The trailer, which is more of a teaser if anything, lasts only twelve seconds. Within those twelve seconds, a barrage of images and footage is mixed together. However, there is a central theme to most of the footage they did tease. That central theme being that the teaser focuses completely on Ciri, giving some hints as to what her journey this season may look like.
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What This Could Mean For The Future of Ciri
Blood of Elves, the first novel in the series, focuses on Ciri’s training with The Witchers at Kaer Morhen. Ciri is brought to Kaer Morhen by Geralt, where she undergoes training by him and the other Witchers. This will see characters such as Vesimir, a fellow Witcher of Geralt’s, be introduced in the series properly. And if this teaser is anything to go off of, audiences should expect to see this play out in the second season.
One of the shots seen in the trailer is of Ciri holding a sword. This alludes to the notion that we may see her develop her fighting abilities as she does in the novel. Additionally, the caption of the teaser furthers this idea, “lost in the woods no more”, implying we will see a different side to Ciri. One that is maybe more capable and less lost than what we saw in the first season. This character arc is one that fans of the book series would be very familiar with and be very excited for.
More info on the show is coming July 9th at an event called Witchercon, helmed by both Netflix and developer CD Projekt Red. CD Projekt Red are the creators of the much acclaimed Witcher game series. While the book series has a steady fanbase, the success of the third game, The Wild Hunt, catapulted the series into the limelight. As such, this collaboration between the two companies has fans even more excited.
Will it means more main title games are in the works? Will it mean a longer trailer for season 2 will get released? Let me know in the comments below what you think Witchercon will be about!