Netflix’s The Witcher had an intensely popular first season, and fans can’t wait for the outstanding series’ story to continue.
The Witchercon event saw three hours of amazing content reveals as well as new images, and panels involving the cast as they spoke about their roles and the excitement of the upcoming season.
The recent and new event was filled with brand-new content, from trailers, behind the scenes (BTS) looks to exclusive first look images; it was a brilliant event and if fans weren’t excited for season two before, they certainly are now.
Henry Cavill plays the titular role, a Witcher named Geralt who tries to keep himself to himself, and just get by without spilling too much blood. However, the first season sees him take on numerous tasks and challenges, as Witchers (magical beings) make their money mainly from monster hunting.
The show is based off books of the same name, and are generally beloved by readers; so, it only made sense that a show following the white Witcher would be just as popular, if not more so.
Cavill is well-known for his role as Superman in the DC universe, however that role has recently come to an end, and everyone appears eager to see who will take his place. Cavill also played Sherlock Holmes in the recent film Enola Holmes, as well as the role of August Walker in Mission Impossible: Fallout.
Now, Cavill’s biggest project is The Witcher series from Netflix; and the trailer, first look photos, and behind the scenes trailers have been revealed, showing audiences both what season two holds, and some BTS clips of how the crew create the monsters Geralt faces, and a special look at how the amazing costumes are made.
Along with this, we also got a trailer for an anime, titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a spin-off film showing the life and challenges of Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir. The anime-style movie looks incredible, and the minute-long trailer for it shows evil beings and creatures, things we are used to seeing in the main show.
This trailer definitely keeps within the tone of the Netflix series, and it will be interesting to follow the narrative of the man who came before Geralt, and taught him much, if not all that he knows. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will arrive on Netflix on August 23rd, 2021.
As for the main series, the trailer for season two shows Geralt and Cirilla (Freya Allan) together as the Witcher does his best to keep the Princess safe. Fans will also see Geralt return to the place he was trained: Kaer Morhen.
Kaer Morhen is the castle where players trained in the video games of the same name, and now we will be seeing the breath-taking setting in its snowy wonder. The ancient castle provides sanctuary for Geralt and his Witcher brothers, and is now home to Cirilla.
Not only is Cirilla in a world very unlike the one she imagined herself in, but Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) also appears to be in a very different position than she was at the start of season one; she now seems to be a powerful, headstrong woman and, after being mistreated her whole life for being different, now has the power to control her life.
Season two of The Witcher looks simply incredible; Cavill’s dedication and love for the role is clear, as he once again dons the white hear, black armour, and once again wields Zireael, his mighty and reliable sword.
Every character and every destination within the upcoming second season is stunning; the set design for Kaer Morhen is incredible as it looks exactly as it did in the games, and now fans can see it in stunning quality and see where it is that Geralt came to learn what he knows.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner for the Netflix series, stated that, “There are so many characters that we're introducing in season two. We are getting to see Dijkstra for the first time and sort of the Redanian Kingdoms.
“I know a lot of fans are excited to meet Philippa for the first time,” continued Hissrich, “Codringher and Fenn, Rience, Nenneke. There's so many, but I would have to say Vesemir is the one I'm looking most forward to our audience meeting.”
Season two of The Witcher will be on Netflix December 17th, 2021.
Videos from Witchercon
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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