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The Witcher season 2 is coming to Netflix on December 17

The Witcher season 2 will release on Netflix on December 17, 2021. The date was announced during the WitcherCon livestream today, and puts the second season two years after the first season, which aired in December of 2019. At the end of the stream, Netflix also revealed the first proper trailer for the season, embedded above.

Like the first season, The Witcher season 2 will be eight episodes long. Netflix has spilled all but one of the episode titles:

  1. A Grain of Truth
  2. Kaer Morhen
  3. What is Lost
  4. Redanian Intelligence
  5. Turn Your Back
  6. Dear Friend
  7. Voleth Meir
  8. ...And one that's "Top Secret"

Netflix suggests that the episode titles contain hidden "clues." Hm. 

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The new trailer is our first substantial look at the season, but prior to showing it, Netflix did reveal a few smaller details.

We learned that one of the monsters featured in season 2 will be the Leshy, and got a very brief look at a bony hand. We also saw Jaskier's new, more "rock and roll" season 2 look:

(Image credit: Netflix)

"It's definitely something," joked Jaskier actor Joey Batey about the photo. "What a [bleep]. What a moron. What's he doing?"

Batey also said—jokingly, but maybe not—that "there might be a small amount of hat in [season 2] for about 47 seconds." He's referring to the bard's distinctive hat, which the producers tried (there's a photo of him wearing it) but ultimately didn't make it into season 1.

One other tidbit: We'll meet a bunch of new characters as Geralt's story develops in season 2 (see the full list in our Witcher Season 2 guide), but The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said during the livestream that her favorite addition to the cast is Kim Bodnia as Vesemir. Her favorite scene from the season involves "Vesemir and Ciri in a Kaer Morhen lab," she said, and "took an entire day to shoot."

We'll add more details as WitcherCon continues today.

Tyler Wilde

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