Brace yourselves! The Witcher is coming to Comic Con! Though The Witcher‘s first season is still five months away and set to debut this December on Netflix, the show’s marketing campaign has already begun. After a set of posters depicting the show’s three main characters was released, Netflix announced that The Witcher will also be holding its very first panel at San Diego Comic Con this summer. Below, you’ll find a quick rundown of exactly who, when, where and what is to be expected from The Witcher at Comic Con (Friday, July 19).
Who should we expect to see in the panel?
Let’s begin with the basics. The Witcher is coming to Comic Con, but which cast members should we expect to see? Which crew? Well, sadly, Netflix has yet to announce the panel’s lineup (other than the fact that it’s being hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown, a friend of the showrunner). The panel’s lineup could be announced any day now, and you’ll see it updated right here on this page the moment it is announced. For now, a reasonable guess will have to suffice. Seeing as the show’s posters and marketing seems to focus on the books’ three central characters (Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri) it would be safe to assume that their actors will also make it to Comic Con: Henry Cavill of Superman fame, as well as TV newcomers Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan. Another safe bet is Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner.
What should we expect from the panel itself?
So, what type of coverage should we expect? Primarily, our first look at the cast side by side, opening up about their characters, about the story, and about their experience on the show. Since the first season is still five months away, we wouldn’t count on a lot of huge narrative reveals, but just seeing the cast together on stage at Hall H should be a pleasure in and of itself.
There is also a lot of talk about a potential trailer, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t feeling good about the chances. However, it’s best to remember that the show has only wrapped filming a month and a half ago, and a full trailer might be asking too much at this stage. That said, Netflix is bound to show us something: whether it’s some cool behind-the-scenes footage or a short teaser is anybody’s guess. After the panel, the cast will be attending several press interviews as well, so we can expect these interviews to make their way online within the weekend. Of course, Redanian Intelligence will be on hand rounding up and analyzing everything Witcher in the coming days.
Will the panel be live-streamed? Where can we watch it?
As of now, the answer is no. There will most likely not be a live-stream for The Witcher’s panel, as that rarely happens at Comic Con. In fact, it’s possible that the panel itself will not be filmed at all (Comic Con does not allow fans to film panels, so this is really in Netflix’s hands). Whether or not we will get to see the full panel with our own eyes, Redanian Intelligence will be covering it via live-tweets, so keep your eyes on our Twitter account on Friday, July 19. The panel will be held at Comic Con’s Hall H, and will begin 14:15 California time (which is 22:15 British Standard Time, for us who live in the other side of the world) and will last 45 glorious minutes.
The teases are already rolling in…
The Witcher’s Henry Cavill and Lauren S. Hissrich are already teasing new content in the lead up to Comic Con with these new stills of Geralt and his trusty mare, Roach.
As always, stay tuned with Redanian Intelligence as we roundup all the latest on The Witcher at San Diego Comic Con.