The Witcher Season 2 summary

The Witcher Season 2 summary

The recent arrival of the official trailer from Netflix has given us our first glimpse of The Witcher Season 2, so here’s the plot summary we know so far to give you a few more clues about what’s about to go down. We’ll cover where things left off at the end of the first season and how it’s about to transition into the next part of the saga, which is inspired by the work of fantasy fiction writer, Andrzej Sapkowski.

The second series will be available to stream on Netflix on the 17th December 2021, so there’s not that much time to go to see it all. We’ll update our summary with more details when the show gets released to give you more details on the episodes to help thread all of the various characters, story threads and arcs together.

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The stories have become synonymous with the computer games of the same name with the series being highly acclaimed. The last game was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and there are elements of the plot that are similar to the Netflix TV series, for example, you sometimes control Ciri in Wild Hunt and Yennifer was first appeared int eh 3rd game too.

Summary of where things left off from The Witcher

The opening season of the show was based on the prequel short story books, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, which are set before what has become known as The Witcher saga. This covered Geralt’s battles with monsters and men, Yennifer’s development into a powerful sorceress and the flight of Cirilla, the crown princess of Cintra, after escaping the clutches of invading Nilfgaard forces thanks to the awakening of her powers.

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Season 1 ended with Geralt and Ciri finally meeting in a wood and this is where things are set to pick up in Season 2. They’ll both be on he run from Nilfgaard, who see Cirilla as a major threat to their expansion attempts, having already taken Cintra in the battle in Episode 7 of Season 1.

The last we saw of Yennifer, she had just fought off the Nilfgaard attack at Sodden Hill with a huge blast of fire, but somehow vanished in the aftermath. However, she can be seen in the trailer for Season 2, so clearly she reappears and is bound to be a big part of the plot summary for most of the episodes.

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Season 2 summary

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From The Witcher Season 2 official trailer, the plot summary is that the Northern Kingdoms and the invading forces of Nilfgaard are at war while Geralt appears to be taking Ciri on a long journey. It has many perils along the way, so obviously this will include slaying a fair few monsters, which includes a giant vampire bat, killer tree and what looks like a living house.

According to the dialogue, something has changed in the world and monsters are roaming more than they should be with talk of the “end of days”. The good news is that Geralt scoffs in the face of such things and will do everything in his power to protect Ciri as they make their way to the have that they’re aiming for.

It all sounds a little like it might be based on Sapkowski’s Blood of Elves, although, in that the Northern Kingdoms and Nifgaard have a tenuous truce in place. Either Season 2 is going it’s own way in terms of the plot direction or it’s going to time skip ahead to the war that comes after the armistace.

In the book, Geralt and Ciri journey to the witcher’s keep, so it’s possible that this will be the same place they’re heading in for the next batch of The Witcher episodes.

In the book, the journey takes up a fairly small part of the plot, but it looks like it’s going to be a much bigger element of the overall summary for Season 2. However, the book also features a prophecy about the end of the world that can only be averted by a savior from the South, which ties up with what is said in the trailer, so there’s clearly a link between the two.

The other link is Jaskier the bard, who you can see in jail in the trailer. In the book, the character is called Dandelion and he’s captured and tortured by a powerful wizard before being freed by Yennifer. This is clearly different to Season 2 of the TV series, because you can see Jaskier being freed by Geralt at the end of the trailer and he doesn’t look all that mistreated.

That should give you a good summary of what to expect from the start of the second season and the general direction of the story. It seems clear that the show will take a lot from Blood of Elves, but equally it will carve its own path a little with Geralt, Ciri and Yennifer looking likely to meet up towards the end for the season finale.

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