Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 trailer features an unexpected song. However, the choice seems wise since it clearly distinguishes the series from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Netflix dropped the trailer for The Witcher Season 2, and it features a song that’s made us curious. However, it does a great job distinguishing Netflix’s widely acclaimed dystopian drama from HBO’s most popular show, Game of Thrones. While season 8 and the finale of Game of Thrones received a lot of backlash from critics and viewers, the show had undeniably created a niche for itself in pop culture.
Since the franchise’s success, productions, networks and streaming giants have been looking for a breakthrough story that could eventually turn into the “next Game of Thrones”. Fortunately, Netflix has recently taken a massive quantum leap with The Witcher.
The Witcher Season 1 first premiered on the platform back in December 2019. The show received an immediate audience and gained worldwide acclaim, and soon became one of the most extensive debuting series streaming on Netflix for the coming years. Following the incredible pace of the series, the franchise stepped into animation and explored the fantasy world with a prequel film titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
The franchise also has plans set up for an upcoming live-action spin-off series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin, among several other instalments on their way to expand the Witcher universe. However, before we see any of those fantastic spin-offs, The Witcher Season 2 is making it to the streaming service real soon.
To stay true to the nature of its world, The Witcher Season 2 trailer features a song that is both eccentric in its tone and accurate enough to highlight the show’s unearthly and mystical creatures. The Witcher Season 2 uses an edited version of Kanye West’s “Monster” from his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The song goes beyond its title to focus on monsters that Geralt and the other Witchers will supposedly be seen fighting in Season 2. While the song’s primary theme is these supernatural creatures, it essentially does is delineate the show as its kind of fantasy series, setting it apart and out of discussion in being the next Game of Thrones.
Both The Witcher and Game of Thrones have several similarities in their genre. The Witcher Season 2 proves the fact by giving spotlights to war scenes between the North and the South and depicting mythical creatures such as monsters. But these are some essential elements that constitute a fantasy series.
The series distinguishes itself from HBO’s Game of Thrones by featuring a song as strange as Kanye West’s “Monster”, the series distinguishes itself from HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Witcher Season 2 is peculiar and offbeat, not sullen and disturbing. It is fun and fascinatingly creates intrigue, and the idea has seemed to work since Season 2 was a major hit among the audience following its release in 2019.
However, another point to consider is why Netflix chose not to use “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” in The Witcher Season 2, or even a portion from it as a subtle nod of acknowledgement to its flagship. The song made its way to the heart of pop culture fans after being featured in Season 1, and it is still appreciated by many.
It can be assumed that the show is saving the song’s sentimental value by waiting to run it when Geralt and Jaskier reunite in Season 2. Even if that is not the case, the original soundtrack of The Witcher has many other tracks that can very well depict Season 2’s more solemn themes.