Henry Cavill returns as monster hunter Geralt in a spellbinding clip of The Witcher season two


Following the announcement that The Witcher will make its much-anticipated return in December, Netflix dropped a first look clip for season two on Saturday.

In the spellbinding preview, Geralt of Riviera (Henry Cavill, 38), a monster hunter for hire who was mutated and trained from an early age to slay deadly beasts, throws knifes at a painting with his old friend Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju, 42).

‘Anything else? I’ve got nothing to hide,’ begins Geralt.

Exciting: Following the announcement that The Witcher will make it’s much-anticipated return in December, Netflix dropped a first look clip for season two on Saturday

‘From me maybe, but have you told the girl the truth. That witches obtain children so they can feed them with magic herbs,’ replies Nivellen.

‘The few who survive become witches themselves. All human feelings and reactions are trained out of them. They are turned into monsters to kill other monsters.’

Gerald says, ‘That’s not going to happen to her.’

His pal argues, ‘But it happened to you. For better or worse, she’s with you now. How does she feel about it? Oh, the look of a man who’s worried he’s lost his touch.

Coming soon: In the spellbinding preview, Geralt of Riviera (Henry Cavill, 38), a monster hunter for hire who was mutated and trained from an early age to slay deadly beasts, meets with his old friend Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju, 42, pictured)

Coming soon: In the spellbinding preview, Geralt of Riviera (Henry Cavill, 38), a monster hunter for hire who was mutated and trained from an early age to slay deadly beasts, meets with his old friend Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju, 42, pictured)

Fun: They bide their time by throwing knifes at a painting

Fun: They bide their time by throwing knifes at a painting

‘The look of a man who’s wondering why his old friend is cheating,’ Geralt says.

‘You got me there,’ Nivellen chuckles sinisterly. ‘Magic knives,’ before hurling one of them towards the makeshift painting.

A previous trailer for season two dropped back in July, picking up where the first season left off.

Geralt has finally met up with the exiled Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) and their relationship is expected to be the main focus of the fantasy drama’s upcoming season, according to IndieWire.

Teaser: A previous trailer for season two dropped back in July, picking up where the first season left off

Teaser: A previous trailer for season two dropped back in July, picking up where the first season left off

Season one, which jumped across several timelines, ended with Geralt and Ciri battling an army from the villainous Nilfgaardian Empire.  

Fast forward to the first teaser for season two, Geralt has a homecoming of sorts, when he heads back to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, where he begins training sessions with Ciri, the crown princess of Cintra who possesses magical powers, to help her be better suited to ‘a world that is changing.’  

‘Facing your fear is not easy but I am here for you,’ he tells his protege, while he hands her a large sword. 

‘When I say run, you run. And when I say hide, you hide,’ he tells her during their training.

Where it stands: Season one ended with Geralt and Ciri battling an army from the villainous Nilfgaardian Empire

Growing relationship: Cirilla asks Geralt's destiny in the opening lines of the trailer

Grwoing relationship: Geralt tells Ciri she’s ‘much more’ than his destiny in the opening

Fearing danger: The pair take a journey to Geralt's childhood home of Kaer Morhen

Fearing danger: The pair take a journey to Geralt’s childhood home of Kaer Morhen

Home sweet home: Geralt announces 'we're home, finally' when they arrive at Kaer Morhen

Home sweet home: Geralt announces ‘we’re home, finally’ when they arrive at Kaer Morhen

But the seemingly more tranquil home life would be short-lived when Geralt warns Ciri to ‘run’ when real danger arrives.   

While Yennefer was largely absent for much of the trailer, she did finally make an appearance in the final few moments.

In its synopsis, Netflix described season two: ‘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.’

It adds, ‘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.’   

Greetings! Geralt gets a homecoming welcome moments after he and Ciri arrive

Greetings! Geralt gets a homecoming welcome moments after he and Ciri arrive 

Intense: Much of the trailer focuses on Geralt training Cirilla for battle

Intense: Much of the trailer focuses on Geralt training Cirilla for battle

'Facing your fear is not easy but I am here for you,' Geralt tells his protege, while he hands her a large sword.

‘Facing your fear is not easy but I am here for you,’ Geralt tells his protege, while he hands her a large sword.

Training: 'When I say run, you run. And when I say hide, you hide,' Geralt tells Ciri

Training: ‘When I say run, you run. And when I say hide, you hide,’ Geralt tells Ciri

Characters like Phillipa, Lambert, and Vesemir will appear in the second season along with new monsters like the Leshy, according to IGN. 

The Witcher is an adaptation of the bestselling medieval fantasy book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski that was later adapted into a popular video game and comic book franchise of the same name. 

The first season was released in December of 2019 and received primarily positive critical attention, with much praise going towards Cavill’s performance. 

A second season, consisting of eight episodes, is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021                            

Making its mark: The first season was released in December of 2019 and received primarily positive critical attention, with much praise going towards Cavill's performance

Making its mark: The first season was released in December of 2019 and received primarily positive critical attention, with much praise going towards Cavill’s performance

Coming this winter: A second season, consisting of eight episodes, is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021

Coming this winter: A second season, consisting of eight episodes, is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021



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