‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Big Obstacles for Geralt and Ciri — Including the ‘End of Days’

The Witcher fans have been waiting for Netflix to continue Geralt of Rivia’s (Henry Cavill) story since the first season debuted back in 2019. The second outing is officially within reach, and the streamer dropped a full-length trailer teasing what’s to come. Judging by the trailer, it seems Geralt, Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allen) will have a lot on their hands in The Witcher Season 2. The “end of days” is nigh, and they might be the ones tasked with stopping it.

Nivellen offers a warning in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 trailer

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The new trailer for The Witcher Season 2 opens with never-before-seen footage of Geralt and the Continent, all set to a voiceover from Kristofer Hivju’s Nivellen. Nivellen warns Geralt of the “end of days,” telling him that “the world’s acting strange these days.” He ties that into the war, but Nivellen’s concerns go beyond Nilfgaard’s takeover of the Continent.

Unfortunately, Geralt doesn’t take Nivellen’s warning seriously. In typical fashion, the Witcher tells him, “I’ve lived through three supposed ‘end of days.’ It’s all horses***.”

Of course, the Netflix series is likely to prove Geralt wrong on that front. The remainder of the trailer shows numerous threats coming for Geralt and Ciri — some human and others less so. That’s not to mention Ciri’s power, which threatens to overtake her. In fact, the trailer suggests there’s no controlling it, leaving fans to wonder whether Allen’s character will bear some responsibility for what’s coming.

Nilfgaard remains a threat to Geralt and Ciri

Freya Allen and Henry Cavill as Ciri and Geralt in 'The Witcher' Season 2. They're standing in the snow, and he's handing her a sword.
Freya Allen and Henry Cavill in ‘The Witcher’ | Jay Maidment/Netflix

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Monsters and supernatural powers aren’t the only things to worry about approaching Nivellen’s “end of days.” The Witcher Season 2 trailer reminds fans that Nilfgaard remains a looming threat — both to Ciri and the Continent at large.

Footage of Geralt fighting a number of men suggests the Nilfgaardian army is still after his charge. However, their leader might be playing a bigger game. Yennefer wonders as much while speaking to Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni). “Your precious leader’s after something,” she tells the other sorceress, before suggesting she’s a “pawn” to achieve Nilfgaard’s ends.

Those ends could be wrapped up in Nivellen’s warning and Ciri’s mysterious power. With any luck, season 2 will dive deeper into what Nilfgaard is planning.

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 drops in December

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The trailer for The Witcher Season 2 suggests viewers have plenty to look forward to when Netflix’s fantasy series returns. The footage teases action, new character dynamics, and some of the same comic relief from season 1 (Jaskier’s back, and he’s already teasing Geralt).

Fortunately, fans don’t have long to wait before seeing how things unfold for Geralt and his companions. The Witcher‘s second season premieres on Dec. 17, 2021. All eight episodes will drop on Netflix at once, so fans can power through them quickly. Of course, the series is likely to raise more questions as its second outing ends — especially now that season 3 is confirmed.