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First look at The Witcher season 2 promises Beefy Witcher

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Henry Cavill’s hair in The Witcher season 2 Photo: Courtesy of Netflix
Matt Patches is an executive editor at Polygon. He has over 15 years of experience reporting on movies and TV, and reviewing pop culture.

After halting production due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Netflix’s The Witcher has been back up and running since August — and here’s proof.

On Monday, Netflix released the first images from The Witcher season 2, featuring Henry Cavill in a new set of armor. Or as the Brits say, armour.

In the new pair of photos, Cavill looks bigger than ever, and decidedly less cleaned up than the infamous hair reveal in the lead up to season 1. And the leather gear puts the stud in... stud. Because it’s full of studs.

Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher season 2 armor
Confirmed: The Witcher returns to The Witcher season 2
Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

To mark the occasion, Cavill took to his Instagram to quote writer Andrzej Sapkowski: “‘It may turn out,’ said the white-haired man a moment later, ‘that their comrades or cronies may ask what befell these evil men. Tell them the Wolf bit them. The White Wolf. And add that they should keep glancing over their shoulders. One day they’ll look back and see the Wolf.’”

In a drought of blockbuster entertainment, The Witcher season 2 has become one of the few events worth anticipating. Netflix seems aware: On top of rumors that the show already got the season 3 greenlight, the streaming service is set to release an animated Witcher sidequel produced by Studio Mir and a six-part, live-action prequel series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin.

As for season 2, expect more soon: In their announcement, Netflix teased new looks at Ciri and Yennefer in season 2 for later this week. There’s no current release date for the new season, so hopefully pictures of beautiful fantasy people can hold us over until there’s word.

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