We're still waiting on a release date for the second season of Netflix' The Witcher series. Today, the streaming service offered a tease in lieu of hard details, showing off Henry Cavill's Geralt in some new armor. Cavill is rocking Geralt's disaffected disappointment on top of this massive mess of leather, metal studs, and layered shoulderpads.
While his season 1 armor was based roughly on the Kaer Morhen armor set from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this does not look to be based on any armor from the games. In fact, it's far heavier-looking than most of Geralt's armor in the games, which is generally meant to be light, allowing the monster hunter to move quickly. This look screams "mountain of a man", with Geralt ready to take some hits. Also, the armor has abs now.
Netflix also teased looks at Ciri and Yennefer for the new season for later this week. (Sadly, everyone's favorite bard Jaskier seems to be missing out.) The Witcher season 2 paused its production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving Cavill to go viral for building a desktop PC. The production was one of the first to start shooting again in the UK, with filming beginning again in August.
While we wait for the second season, there's more Witcher coming to television screens. Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence noticed a listing for a third season of The Witcher on the Writers Guild of America database, though it's likely we won't see that until 2022 at the earliest. Then there's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, the animated prequel starring Geralt's mentor Vesemir. Finally, there's The Witcher: Blood Origin, a live-action prequel series set 1,200 years before the time of Geralt.
All that is on top of The Witcher 3 getting a new lease on life with a free next-gen upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X next year. And once Cyberpunk 2077 is released—CD Projekt Red's other title went gold today—perhaps the studio will turn its gaze towards a proper The Witcher sequel.