It’s the year 2021, and Kanye West songs are still being used for trailers that have nothing to do with Kanye West. But alright, we’re not opposed to seeing Geralt battle to a “Monster,” featuring Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj, soundtrack. The latest trailer for The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, jumps right into the action of season two, starting with Cavill’s monster hunter pulling up with a bad bitch who has supernatural powers. Netflix is going all in on Witcher-mania, putting its coin on the fantasy series. At the streaming service’s “Tudum” fan event in September, Henry Cavill introduced two new clips from the show’s upcoming second season, which has been given a premiere date of December 17. In one clip, Geralt tosses knives around with his buddy Kristofer Hivju. In the other, he goes huntin’ in a probably haunted house. Then, before the debut of a new season-two trailer, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich announced some key Witcher info:
- The Witcher has been renewed for a third season.
- Netflix has ordered a second anime film to follow this year’s The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
- Netflix is going to make a kids and family series set in the Witcher-verse.
Netflix also shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of its Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin, set 1,200 years before the events of the series. They couldn’t reveal much, but they can show off a fake eel they made in the prop shop. And it’s wearing a scarf!