Who's ready to unwrap a little Witcher for Christmas this year? The good news came courtesy of Netflix's big WitcherCon virtual event today, dropping a lot of Season 2 details. I'm not going to make you wait, let's just start with the trailer.
Yes it's a teaser, but it's also over two minutes worth of footage. That's way more than I expected to get today. We also found out some of what we can expect outside of what we saw in the trailer.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich talked about some of the new faces we'll see this season: "There are so many characters that we're introducing in Season 2. 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, 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. Vesemir is so integral to the story that we're telling this season. Obviously, we're returning to Kaer Morhen for the first time, and in a season that is about Geralt becoming a father to Ciri, it felt so important to meet who his father figure was. And you end up with this multigenerational story because Vesemir and Ciri have a story as well, and it does start to feel like, "Oh, all of these people are meant to be interacting and learning from each other and fighting with each other.'"
Ready for some more good news? Freya Allen talked about whether or not we'll see Ciri begin training this season. She said, "[Training] was one of the things I was most excited about for Season 2, because I love doing all that. I love the stunt department. We have the best people involved, and they're so much fun and get the best out of you. But yes, Ciri begins training and it actually becomes one of her main kind of drives. She's very determined, and she really wants to become a great fighter and become a Witcher."
Could this be a first look at that?
Another important piece of the puzzle are the episode titles. This video reveals those as well:
It would be crazy to talk about The Witcher and not talk about Geralt. Here's what Henry Cavill had to say about his journey: "I played the Season One way deliberately, which was him out in the wilds and without the opportunity for vast swathes of dialogue. I thought it best to be the man who says less because that seems like he's thinking more. And that was the intention with that. But once you get into a scenario with Cirilla, and the Witchers and his home space and with those people who he already knows, I was of the opinion that you had to let him be verbose and be philosophical and speak more and be intellectual, because that's what he is. He's not just a big old white-haired brute."
Want more from WitcherCon? Go here. Season 2 of The Witcher arrives on December 17th from Netflix and CD Projekt RED. We have more info from WitcherCon coming shortly. There will also be more updates as the release dates get closer.
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