The Witcher season 2 trailer is all about Geralt and Yennefer

The Witcher
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A new trailer for The Witcher's second season focuses on the fraught relationship between Geralt and Yennefer, and the one wish that altered both their fates.

The trailer shows off some new footage from The Witcher season 2, which is set to debut on Netflix on December 17. While we saw a whole lot of Geralt being a loner monster slayer in the first season, we know this sophomore season is set to show him in a new light, at the center of a web of relationships which he can't always serve all at once. In fact, Yennefer is the only one who gets a big action scene, sending out a massive spray of flames from her hands to engulf an entire forest as she cries blood. You know, sorceress stuff.

The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich recently told us about how Geralt's place in the world will feel different in this second season: while he actively avoided connections before, thinking they'd weaken him, that isn't an option any longer.

"In season two, we throw all of those connections at him. To me, the most exciting thing is seeing this solitary guy learn to become a father. Seeing what he thought he would be good at, and what he thought would be easy, and how that’s challenged… For Geralt, it’s about finding surprising levels of warmth and empathy that I think all of us know were there."

The Witcher star Henry Cavill has been doing his homework ahead of this new season - in fact, he spent the lockdown playing through the Witcher games on their hardest difficulty.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.