Christmastime will be a bit merrier for the legions of fans of the horror/fantasy series The Witcher.
The much-anticipated second season of the hit Netflix series–which will introduce several new characters to the core cast–will debut Dec. 17, as reported by Deadline. In the meantime, Season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix.
A sneak peek at the monsters and perils to come in the new eight-episode season is offered in the trailer on this page.
Looking ahead to Season 2–which wrapped in April–witcher and monster slayer Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), convinced that Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) lost her life at the Battle of Sodden, brings Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to the safest place he knows–his childhood home of Kaer Morhen.
Meanwhile, “the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy” and Geralt “must protect the girl from something far more dangerous–the mysterious power she possesses inside.”
The cast is rounded out by the returning Joey Batey (Jaskier) and newcomers Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, an older witcher and mentor to Geralt, and Paul Bullion as Lambert, a witcher who becomes involved with Cirilla’s training.
The ensemble also includes Adjoa Andoh as Nenneke, Graham McTavish as Dijkstra, Simon Callow as Codringher, Liz Carr as Fenn, Chris Fulton as Rience, Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart and Kevin Doyle as Ba’lian.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich also serves as executive producer of the series, alongside Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jaroslaw Sawko.
Keep reading Horror News Network for additional updates on the second season of The Witcher on Netflix.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 9, 2021