Toss a coin to your pals who’re about to get extraordinarily sick of an earworm they may’ve sworn light into obsolescence a yr in the past. Today, throughout the last Geeked Week stream, Netflix formally pulled again the curtain on The Witcher’s upcoming second season in…a 12-second teaser. Then there was this: Netflix and CD Projekt Red collectively introduced a Witcher-themed digital conference referred to as WitcherCon, scheduled for July.
Per a CDPR press launch, WitcherCon will air in two streams—one at 1:00 p.m. ET on July 9, the opposite at 9:00 p.m. ET on July 10—and can share particulars about “the worlds of The Witcher video games and the TV series.” In addition to The Witcher: Monster Hunter, a cellular sport, the con can even characteristic “intimate looks” and “never-before-seen reveals” in regards to the video games, the present, and the exhibits upcoming spinoffs. Though not explicitly confirmed, it’s fairly protected to imagine Netflix will announce a launch date for the Witcher’s second season, as a result of, c’mon.
The Witcher present, launched in December 2019, relies on the sequence of enormously fashionable fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Henry Cavill—whom you could acknowledge as That Dude With The Mustache In Mission Impossible 6 and, I don’t know, freakin’ Superman—took up the mantle as important character Geralt of Rivia. Witcher mainstays Yennefer and Ciri have been performed by Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan, respectively. The entire forged crushed it, as the children say, however the first season remained complicated, what with its three totally different plot strains that passed off at three totally different deadlines and in addition proceeded at three totally different paces. Hey, a minimum of it was enjoyable all through.
Production on the second season, which shot for 158 days all through the covid-19 pandemic, wrapped in April.
Netflix additionally has a derivative, The Witcher: Blood Origin, within the pipeline. Set 1,200 years earlier than the occasions of the principle present, it’ll element how Witchers—genetically enhanced monster hunters with supernatural skills and, typically talking, good shoulders—got here to be. According to a Deadline report, Jodie Turner-Smith has been tapped to play the lead. An animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will inform the origin story of Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor.