Looks like WitcherCon has come twice this year. During TUDUM, the virtual event for Netflix fans, the streaming giant announced important news about The witcher universe. Not only do we have two new clips from the highly anticipated Witcher Season 2, but Netflix also gave us our first look at The Witcher: Origin of Blood, released a new franchise trailer for Season 2, announced a Season 3 renewal for the Mothership series, a new animated film and – no kidding – a family series based on the world of The witcher.
From the books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The witcher premiered on Netflix in December 2019. This first season followed Sapkowski’s main protagonist, Geralt, a monster hunter for hire who doesn’t see the world as good or bad, but as a constant choice between better evils . This horror fantasy series took off almost immediately. When Geralt wasn’t fighting his monster of the week, The witcher developed the story of Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), Geralt’s witch love interest, and revealed the origins of Ciri (Freya Allan), her daughter figure. In many ways, this first season laid the groundwork for the real story to come, which is where Season 2 begins.
The second season of Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s Netflix original follows Geralt and Yennefer as they begin to train Ciri to become the continent’s first female witcher. As Ciri learns to fight and parry, she will also have to defend herself against the sinister forces that want her dead. During TUDUM, Netflix shared not one, but two new clips from this upcoming season:
But wait, there is more! Netflix has also released a brand new franchise trailer for The witcher Seasons 1 and 2. We don’t know what’s cooler about this new look: all the monsters, or those awesome fight scenes.
These teasers were just the start of the big reveal for The witcher, including the announcement of an early renewal for Season 3, even before Season 2 premieres.
But Netflix had Following surprises in store when it comes to The witcher as a franchisee. Last July, Netflix announced that it had given the green light to a prequel series for this universe. Set 1200 years before the events of the television series or novels, The Witcher: Origin of Blood tells the story of Eile, an elite warrior with “the voice of a goddess”. Eile’s dream of stepping down as guardian to the Queen and becoming a nomadic musician is thwarted when the world is threatened by a new order. Eile will drop her lute for a sword as she fights for revenge and redemption. This six-part mini-series will focus on the Conjunction of the Spheres, the event that united the human, elven and monster worlds.
At the moment, we don’t know when Origin of blood is about to be featured, but fans got their first glimpse of the new project thanks to a behind-the-scenes look at the previous series:
Did you think that was all Netflix had to offer you? Well, you underestimate this streaming giant. Netflix had one more card up its sleeve in the form of TWO new announcements on the Witcher universe.
The first one standing? There’s a new anime feature coming up, following on from the The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, which told the story of Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor. But even more surprisingly, there is also an upcoming family series, which takes place in the world of The witcher. While we’re light on the details of this one, given the extreme violence, language, and frequent nudity featured in both the main series and the animated film (and likely the previous series), it will be interesting to see how things work out. for children and the family audience.
As exciting as it all is, the fact that The witcher the universe is expanding is not too shocking. Before its premiere in 2019, The witcher was renewed for a second season, a move that marked a vote of confidence from Netflix. In the years since, Netflix has only quadrupled on this particular property. In January 2020, just weeks after the Season 1 premiere and the Season 2 announcement, Netflix announced The wolf’s nightmare. This was then followed by the above Origin of blood. And if that weren’t enough for you to hunt the monsters, Netflix also co-hosted WitcherCon, a virtual convention that covered everything. Witcher.
There has never been a better time to be a fan of beefy monster hunters and misunderstood witches. Check out the teasers and trailer above and get excited for December 17th. This is when we will all be reunited with Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri and Dandelion, our big complicated family.
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