Netflix and CD Projekt Red just wrapped up their First Witcher-Con over the weekend, a streaming event celebrating the past and future of The Witcher series, with a focus on the upcoming second season of its Netflix show.
First trailer released for The Witcher season 2
The Biggest takeaway was the release of the first trailer for the second season of the Netflix series, which gives us our first look at Geralt bringing Ciri to the Witcher Stronghold, Kaer Morhen to begin her training. The trailer also offered a glimpse of Geralt’s fellow Witchers Lambert, Eskel, Coen, and Vesemir, ending with a tease regarding Yennefer’s fate.
Outside of the trailer, an episode list has also been released, further teasing its iconic characters and locations.
- A Grain of Truth
- Kaer Morhen
- What Is Lost
- Redanian Intelligence
- Turn Your Back
- Dear Friend
- Voleth Meir
The main cast returns with Henry Cavill (Geralt), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Joey Batey (Jaskier) who will be joined by newcomers Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, Graham McTavish as Dijkstra and Cassie Caire as Philippa Eilhart.
The Witcher spin-offs revealed
We got more news on the upcoming spinoffs as well, notably that Sophia Brown and Michelle Yeoh will be joining the cast of The Witcher: Blood Origin which is set 1200 years before the events of the mainline series. Sophia will play the lead role of Éile, whilst Yeoh has been cast as the Elven warrior Scían. The show will focus on elements of revenge and redemption.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf also got its first trailer, an anime film created by Studio Mir who are known for their work on Legend of Korra. It will focus on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) and release on the 23rd of August this year.
Netflix content coming to The Witcher 3
Whilst they didn’t go into too much detail, we finally got more news on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3, which will include items inspired by the Netflix show. A release date has yet to be given, but the upgrade will be free for all existing owners.
Lastly, in between all the news, some interesting panels shed some light on how the iconic world of The Witcher was brought to life. There were eye-opening discussions with the TV production team, as well as the writers, quest designers and artists of the game trilogy, discussing how they potentially created what many consider the definitive version of The Witcher.
- Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 – December 17th, 2021
- The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: August 23rd, 2021