The dark fantasy genre is more popular than ever, and Netflix also pushed the first The Witcher adaptation into one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits, and after the understandably delayed, season 2 is finally releasing in December of this year.
After a teaser trailer and some featured cinematics, the second trailer and the main trailer for the season gave fans their best preview yet of the show’s improvements. Season 1 was a huge commercial success, and while the trailer for season 2 was received mostly positively, many fans of the franchise hoped it would make the most of the plot. origin. And here are the best things in the trailer for season 2.
First look at Leshen
The Witcher franchise is already known for its terrifying creatures, and the main season 2 trailer gave fans their first look at Leshen. This particular monster is a fan favorite from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Leshens are said to hunt both forest creatures and lost travelers, and have the ability to shapeshift to do so.
Leshen possesses the appearance of a deformed ancient tree with large horns on its head. Leshen is highly territorial and will not normally spare anyone who trespasses in the forested areas it inhabits. However, many people of the Continent see it as the guardian deity of the forest, willing to worship and even sacrifice the living to it.
A Geralt Of Rivia is more talkative and funny
One of the criticisms of the first season of The Witcher was that Geralt was too quiet and stoic. In Sapkowski’s books, he is a man of dialogue and wisdom, as well as wit. Given the context of his life and this world, it’s understandable why the approach in season 1 was the way it was, and it was intentional. The monster hunter by this time was over 70 years old and had witnessed the most ferocious creatures as well as the worst that humanity had to face.
“A Grain Of Truth”
Season 1 serves as an adaptation of a series of different stories. It retells the short stories from Sapkowski’s first two books: “The Last Wish” and “Sword of Destiny”, and establishes the main story. That means Blood of Elves will be the core of season 2, but it’s already been confirmed that “A Grain of Truth” will get an adaptation in the first episode.
“A Grain of Truth” is a beloved short story in The Last Wish for die-hard fans of the franchise. It looks like the episode will adapt the story to fit Ciri, in the main circuit Geralt has yet to meet Ciri.
Familiar Sign Magic
Geralt used some Sign magic in the first season but only on a few sporadic occasions. The most commonly used sign is Aard – magic with a repulsive effect. And it’s also a shame that the original show didn’t focus more on these supernatural abilities.
Familiarity is a common in-game skill that casts a magical shield around Geralt, and seeing him use it in the show can make the fast-paced action sequences interesting.