Here's the full trailer for The Witcher season 2

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At the end of the WitcherCon stream today, Henry Cavill introduced a proper trailer for The Witcher season 2. You can watch it above.

Back in mid-June, Netflix showed us a tiny 10-second long video. This one is much more substantial. It starts with Geralt and Ciri traveling to Kaer Morhen—low voices, big statements about destiny and a changing world—and then, as you'd expect, things escalate.

Also announced today: a release date. The Witcher season 2 will be available to watch on Netflix on December 17 of this year.

The WitcherCon stream gave us a few small details, too. We learned that Geralt will encounter a Leshy (opens in new tab)—a very nasty forest monster—and that we won't see him bathing in any tubs, I'm afraid. Also important: A look at Jaskier's more "rock and roll" style, seen below.

(Image credit: Netflix)

Also coming soon is a Witcher anime movie focused on Geralt's mentor, Vesemir, which Netflix announced will release on August 23—so, in not too long.

As it happens, Vesemir, played by Kim Bodnia in the show, is showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich's favorite new character in season 2. A scene involving "Vesemir and Ciri in a Kaer Morhen lab" is her favorite from the season, she said, and "took an entire day to shoot."

Once again, The Witcher Season 2 will be available to watch on December 17, at midnight Pacific time. 

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.