Scheduled for December 17 on Netflix, season 2 of “The Witcher” is eagerly awaited. Especially after the many events of the first season. We tell you everything that happened in the previous episodes.
The witcher what’s this?
After Polish novels are considered to be the bestsellers of heroic fantasy literature, and a successful video game saga, it is little to say that the serial adaptation of The witcher was expected. Produced and broadcast on Netflix since December 20, 2019, the show takes place in a medieval universe in which humanity is regularly threatened by terrifying monsters. It is in this dark context that the Writers intervene, monster hunters physically trained from an early age and having undergone genetic mutations that give them supernatural abilities. The series follows one of them, Geralt de Riv, on adventures as epic as they are dramatic.
If the cast of The Witcher is composed of actors little known to the general public, it has, on the other hand, equipped itself with a big headliner: Henry Cavill. Indeed, the arrival of the British actor in such an important project is all the more enormous than at the time the latter was heavily involved in DC Films since he played the superhero Superman.
Despite average critical feedback, the series was a huge success in terms of audiences on Netflix. In this context, the announcement of a season 2 and 3 of The witcher was therefore not surprising.
In previous episodes
So visually and aesthetically The witcher is worth watching, the storytelling from the first season was heavily criticized by most subscribers. Indeed, the episodes follow very different chronological and temporal frames, without necessarily that the spectator is not “warned” upstream. A real mess, to which Netflix however tried to answer thanks to a chronological timeline.
This season 1 thus has three different plots: that of the Witcher Geralt (which takes place in the past and the present), that of Ciri, princess of the kingdom of Cintra (which takes place only in the present), and that of the magician Yennefer. (which takes place in the past and the present). By their actions and their choices, these three characters are linked by fate. At least, according to many characters they meet along the way.
This season 1, therefore, follows several missions of Geralt of Rivia, during which he hunts terrifying monsters. One of his missions turns out to be stranger than expected as he is tasked with removing a cursed princess named Renfro. Before dying, the latter prophesies the future meeting of the Witcher with a “girl of the forest” whose fate will be closely linked to him.
The latter turns out to be Ciri, a young princess of the powerful and coveted kingdom of Cintra, which lies to the north. However, she is forced to flee when the city is brutally attacked by its neighbor to the south, the Nilfgaard Empire. Before his departure, his grandmother, Queen Calanthe, orders him to find Geralt of Rivia. It is indeed the only person able to protect her. Season 1, therefore, dwells on its epic and the birth of its dangerous powers.
How does season 1 end?
The third timeline is that of Yennefer, a half-human, half-elven woman. Her latent powers catch the eye of Tissaia, the rector of Aretuza, an academy specializing in the magical education of young girls. Drawn by power and beauty, Yennefer becomes over the episodes an extremely formidable magician.
She confirms it during the last episode of season 1 of The witcher, during a huge battle between the Nilfgaardian army and about sixty wizards who came to defend Sodden, a fortress guarding access to the northern kingdoms. Indeed, while the confrontation turns to the advantage of Nilfgaard, Yennefer unleashes all his power and unleashes a flood of flames that immediately ends the battle.
As for Geralt and Ciri, they end up meeting for the first time in the last minutes of the final.
Now that the three main characters are in the same timeline, we can not wait to discover the rest of their adventures in this season 2. It will be available on Friday, December 17 on Netflix.