The Witcher Season 2 First Look Reveals Ciri Becoming A Warrior, But Where's Henry Cavill?

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Fans of The Witcher have been waiting well over a year to find out what happens next for Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer. While the updates from star Henry Cavill have delivered some Witcher content to tide us over, very little footage of what's in store in Season 2 was available... until now. Netflix has released a first good look at The Witcher Season 2, and it showcases what's on the way for Ciri. Including becoming a warrior!

That said, there is one notable absence from the preview: Henry Cavill as Geralt. Whether this has some larger meaning for Season 2 or Netflix is just holding off on showing him until a big trailer remains to be seen, but the first look is epic even without him! Take a look:

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Hello there, a much tougher Ciri than we saw in Season 1! In case it wasn't clear from Ciri's journey last season and what it would mean for Geralt of all people to become her parental figure, she won't be the princess she was when her journey began. Ciri is heard yelling "No! Geralt!" at one point, but via voiceover with seemingly unrelated footage. The two should be building a bond in Season 2, especially with Geralt thinking Yennefer is dead and the "Child Surprise" as his new quest.

And how else would Geralt rear a child than by taking her back to the witcher stronghold to become a warrior? Not ideal parent material in the best of circumstances, but fighting will clearly come in very handy for Ciri with the conflict on the Continent. And based on the first look, she's going to be on a mission to find out about her past. Geralt has some answers, thanks to what fans saw him experience in the flashbacks of the complex Season 1 timeline, but will he open up about them to her beyond grunts?

In more good news beyond The Witcher releasing this teaser of Ciri embracing her inner witcher, fans may get some more answers even if she doesn't thanks to an upcoming virtual event. Called WitcherCon, the virtual fan event will bring together the worlds of the Witcher TV series and the Witcher video games that were largely responsible for the Netflix show having a built-in audience when it premiered back in December 2019.

Taking place on Friday, July 9, WitcherCon will feature a variety of interactive panels that showcase those who brought the saga to life both on screen and in the game. Additionally, there will be close looks at the creativity and production behind the games, merch, and the upcoming anime film Nightmare of the Wolf. And, for fans of the show who aren't fans of the games, there will be breaking news and exclusive behind-the-scenes and never-before-scene content from across the franchise.

WitcherCon hails from a collaboration between video game developer CD PROJEKT RED and Netflix. Considering that the first big trailer for The Witcher released all the way back in July of 2019, the odds seem pretty good that a full trailer – or at least one that features more major characters than Ciri – will release as part of the virtual event.

For now, you can always watch and rewatch the first look at The Witcher Season 2 showing off the epicness that we can expect from Ciri, and consider how her journey will fit in with Geralt's and Yennefer's. The full first season of The Witcher is available streaming on Netflix now, in case you're in the mood to revisit the world of the Continent... or just try again to figure out the timeline.

Laura Hurley
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