Towards the end of Netflix’s TUDUM fan event, The Witcher star Henry Cavill and showrunner Lauren Hissrich arrived with brand new footage from season two as well as a “road to season two” trailer with even more new footage, confirmation of season three and two other Witcher projects as well as a tease at the prequel Blood Origin. We’ve gathered all news from TUDUM in the article below.
The “Road to Season 2” Trailer features new (and old) footage
Arguably the most exciting reveal of the bunch is this trailer. While it isn’t a proper trailer for the second season, it does include a lot of new footage. The trailer provides our first look at Kim Bodnia’s Vesemir, who is looking quite like his video game counterpart. We also get to see more of Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, Eamon Farren’s Cahir, Mimi M. Khayisa’s Fringilla and Joey Batey’s Jaskier, which is always a treat.
Netflix also released two new stills featuring Vesemir:
A Season 2 clip reveals Kristofer Hivju’s Nivellen
It seems like many years ago that we first reported that Game of Thrones alum Kristofer Hivju (who portrayed Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO series) would be joining the cast of the second season in a guest role as Nivellen, the cursed owner of a magical mansion. Since then, we’ve only gotten a peek at his look (from the back) in the show’s teaser, so it’s great to see him properly. Even better, this scene features some great banter between him and Geralt.
A second clip features Geralt and Ciri, and teases an exciting monster
In the books, Geralt visits Nivellen’s mansion long before he meets Ciri, so when he discovers a bruxa is prowling nearby he doesn’t have to worry about protecting her. This change is sure to be an interesting one when the show drops this December. The fight against the bruxa is sure to be a highlight, as well.
The Witcher’s showrunner confirms Season 3 and two brand new Witcher projects
Aside from the new footage, Netflix also confirmed what was already suspected: The Witcher‘s third season is officially happening. A few months ago, we reported that the writers’ room has convened to begin writing the new season, so work is already well under way. Production is likely to begin sometime after the prequel series Blood Origin wraps filming.
Hissrich also revealed two other Witcher projects are being produced: a second Witcher anime film, and a “fun-filled kids and family series” set in the Continent.
The Witcher: Blood Origin showrunner provides a look behind the scenes of the prequel series
The Witcher‘s prequel series Blood Origin is currently filming in the United Kingdom, and though details have been rather sparse about the story, Netflix has given us a behind-the-scenes update from showrunner Declan de Barra (previously a writer for The Witcher seasons one and two).
He also reveals during the video that the first epîsode of the series is titled Of Ballads and Bloody Blades.
In case you would like to watch the entire Witcher showcase, including appearances from Henry Cavill and Lauren Hissrich, here’s the full TUDUM video.
That was an exciting set of reveals. We can’t wait to learn more about the second anime film and the family-friendly show, too. Tell us what you would like to see in these new projects in the comments below.