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The Witcher Season 2 Trailer Proves That It Will Be Better Than Season 1

By Soniya Hinduja
November 9,2021

Netflix released the official trailer for its upcoming The Witcher Season 2, and it already looks way better than Season 1. The first season of one of Netflix’s most popular fantasy series premiered in 2019. The show features the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), who is a monster hunter. The story follows him as he travels across the Continent, fighting terrifying beasts as well as humans.

The show contained some fantastic visuals and engrossing combat scenes. But what it lacked was clarity of timelines. The Witcher Season 1 received immense criticism for its brain-jarring storylines and breaks in continuity. While the show did receive mixed reviews, it still became the most streamed show on the platform. 

The Witcher Season 2 is scheduled to premiere on the streaming giant on December 17, 2021. The trailer already depicts some essential things that are different from its first season. The trailer clearly shows that Season 2 will follow a linear timeline by starting where Season 1 ended. Hence, continuing the story of our titular characters through the war that breaks across the Continent, provoked by the notorious overthrowing by the Nilfgaardian Empire. 

How The Witcher Season 2 contrasts Season 1 

Season 2 will immensely differ from the previous season. Because season 1 featured a timeline that switched conspicuously within episodes or even certain scenes. Fortunately enough, The Witcher Season 2 maintains harmony. If anything, the trailer confirms that there will be impressively armed conflicts, as well as the trademark dark tones featured heavily in Season 2.

Geralt will fight a bruxa

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia The Witcher Season 2 Trailer

With the release of The Witcher Season 2 trailer, another fact is inevitable. It will work on the main problems that came to light regarding Season 1 through the light nitpicking. As well as strengthen the big positives while developing the show. Maintaining a linear timeline will make it easier for the audiences to stay intrigued. Not only this, a straightforward plot will allow the show to focus on creating a robust inter-character development. It will also nourish the aspects that the audiences appreciate and further stretch and demonstrate The Witcher’s vast and exciting universe.

The many problems with The Witcher Season 1 and its confusing timelines 

As an undeniable fact, The Witcher Season 1 proved to have a weak timeline agenda. The storyline shifts multiple times in the same episode. And it sometimes returns to a previous timeline after several mysterious years have passed by. This jump was indeed intentional and essential for certain aspects of the show. It helped set up the various conflicts of the characters that arose in multiple places during very different times. 

Ciri, Lambert, and Coën

Ciri, Lambert, and Coën

However, an essential continuation of the plot would serve as a delight in The Witcher Season 2. Doing so would make it easier for the events like simultaneous conflicts of the war on the Continent, Yennefer’s imprisonment, and Ciri’s training to come together and create the kind of drama that was nearly impossible with the first season’s disintegrated timeline. 

The season 2 trailer proves to be a breath of fresh air. 

Luckily though, the Season 2 trailer suggests that several good things are still going to remain constant. It significantly shows the incredible action sequences that are likely to receive massive applause in the show. Season 2 apparently will feature some large-scale fight scenes as the war begins through the Continent. The sequel will also maintain the show’s trademark dark tone and visuals. 

Witcher Season 2 Trailer

Witcher Season 2 Trailer

Audiences see Geralt as he makes his way through a dark swamp. In the background, a gravelly voice-over weighs in on the rise of monster activities and warns about the end of days. The dark world of dystopia was built incredibly in the first season and continued to expand in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The Witcher Season 2 trailer confirms that the show will advance in its dark and glorious downfall of the Witcher order in all its gruesome and horrific way. Although confusing, Season 1 did a pretty impressive job setting up the plot, which gives Season 2 a lot of room to save its place in becoming an epic in the wide world of dark fantasy.

The release of the Season 2 trailer of Netflix’s The Witcher has the audiences pumped up and confident. The production crew of the franchise seems to have taken notes from the feedback received for its first season. Because they have made all the necessary modifications, all of that, and the show’s unbelievable budget makes it a strong competitor against the recent Disney+ series. Ultimately, it all looks bright for the show’s upcoming December release. The trailer does a fantastic job of building the audiences’ excitement and making them root for their favorite characters before The Witcher Season 2.