We are eagerly waiting for some exciting news at the Lucca Comics & Games Festival on October 29 where Netflix will present The Witcher alongside showrunner Lauren Hissrich, Joey Batey, Kim Bodnia, costume designer Lucinda Wright and production designer Andrew Laws. But before that happens, we figured sweeten the wait with some other info we managed to get recently.
Warning: book spoilers if you haven’t read them!
Probably every Witcher book fan who has seen the show at one point has wondered, how would Netflix handle the Emhyr Var Emreis/Duny reveal since the books can do it easily, but in the show actual actors are involved and that can be quite tricky. Even trickier if you consider that more than half of the fandom has played The Witcher 3 and that particular reveal isn’t really a reveal to them.
Now we have learned that Netflix has decided not to try prolonging this “secret” for several seasons and reveal that Duny is Emhyr in Season 2 instead. That will be done subtly towards the end of the season with a face reveal. Moreover, Bart Edwards’ character has been referred to as “Duny/Emhyr” on multiple occasions during the production.
While the book version of the reveal will forever be more satisfying and interesting, this change is completely understandable from a practical standpoint since Netflix’s The Witcher doesn’t recast its characters with older versions of themselves which we have seen on multiple occasions in the first season.
Lucca Comics & Games is less than a week away and that means an official trailer may be around the corner as well! Stay tuned for more news!