Netflix obviously has a lot riding on the next chapter of this live-action adaptation. The first run, while opening to middling reviews, managed to generate quite a bit of buzz and shatter the streaming service’s records worldwide. Now, the task will be even more difficult for the producers as they need to not only hit the same high notes, but also excel where they failed in season 1.
That being said, there’s the matter of tonal resonance as well. Henry Cavill’s first outing as Geralt of Rivia was basically an introduction to the world of the Continent, with each short story from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny serving as a standalone narrative. This time around,