When is the Witcher Season 2 coming out?
The Witcher Season 2 lands on December 17th. ForbesEverything You Need To Know About ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 On Netflix: Release Date, Trailer And More
Today Netflix announced the debut date of the upcoming The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf animated film, which also got a new trailer.
Today Netflix announced the debut date of the upcoming The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf animated film.
The film will be available on the popular streaming service on August 23, 2021.
It focuses on the origin story of Geralt of Rivia’s mentor and friend Vesemir.
It’s directed by Kwang Il Han, produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and written by Beau DeMayo. The animation is by South Korean studio Mir, known for The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and more.
Below you can read a brief official description from Netflix itself.
“The world of “The Witcher” expands in this 2D anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.”
Do keep in mind that despite the text above, this is actually not an “anime” film, there’s no Japanese involvement in it. Netflix has simply semi-recently taken to use the well-known term “anime” as a catchword to popularize cartoons from other parts of the world.
During the same event, we heard that Season 2 of the series will premiere on December 17, we saw its first trailer, and we took a look at a new figure inspired by Cavill’s likeness.
Speaking of the gaming side, we learned that free DLC inspired by the show will be released for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by CD Projekt RED at some point in the future, with more information to be revealed at a later time.
If you’d like to learn more about the game, you can read our review. The game is currently available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Enhanced versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are coming later this year with free upgrades to be granted to those who already own the game. The PC version will be upgraded as well.
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11 July, 2021 - 03:51pm
If you somehow weren't already aware, Henry Cavill portrays Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher, and he has a very specific way of talking. According to an interview during the recent WitcherCon event, however, Cavill did not always give Geralt the gravel-infused voice that fans have become enamored with since the series first released. According to the actor, he didn't even mean to do it. He was supposed to use his normal voice. He played a scene with King Foltest "in the wrong voice" and then ultimately decided that he liked the wrong one better. So, production worked around it, and thus Cavill's Geralt voice was born.
According to Cavill, the voice is clearly inspired by The Witcher games voice actor Doug Cockle's take on the character. "I know it's very similar to Doug Cockle's amazing work," Cavill said during WitcherCon. "That was definitely a concern of mine. I thought, 'Well, I don't want to seem like I'm plagiarizing another professional's extraordinary work.' And I had a look at it, had a listen to it, and I thought, 'actually they are different enough. It's clearly inspired by—but I did my own thing,' and then I spoke to Alec and I spoke to Lauren, and they both said, 'It's OK, actually, if you want to do that, we can go with that, and we'll redo the rest.'"
This is far from the first time that Cavill has spoken about his take on Geralt's voice. "For me it wasn’t necessarily about giving Geralt a specific accent which was different from everyone else, because that would be impossible because there are a lot of English accents and eventually you’re gonna run into someone who has a similar accent because they are trying something different," Cavill said in early 2020. "So for me, it was about bringing a voice to Geralt which was expressing the essence of who he is in the books and bringing that to the space in the format that was allowed within the show."
The first eight-episode season of Netflix's The Witcher is now available on Netflix. Making The Witcher, a documentary special, is also available to stream on Netflix. The first season of The Witcher: A Look Inside the Episodes is also, also available to stream on the platform now. The Witcher Season 2 will launch on the streaming platform on December 17th. Lauren S. Hissrich serves as showrunner on The Witcher. It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. New cast members for Season 2 include Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) as Vesemir, Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca -- among others. You can check out all of our previous coverage of Netflix's The Witcher right here.
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11 July, 2021 - 12:26pm
Video game developer CD Projekt Red and streaming platform Netflix joined together this year to host the first ever WitcherCon, a digital convention celebrating all things Witcher. The two streams on July 9 provided fans with information ranging from insight on The Witcher TV series' production to updates regarding next-gen upgrades for The Witcher 3. The first stream concluded with "Tales from the White Wolf: A Conversation With Henry Cavill," hosted by Josh Horowitz. Though the conversation largely centered around Cavill's role in the Netflix series, the discussion often shifted to his experiences with the books and games.
During his WitcherCon appearance (via Netflix), Henry Cavill revealed that he couldn't beat The Witcher 3 on the notoriously brutal Death March difficulty, the hardest difficulty in the game. Cavill notes that he's beaten the game a number of times on the second hardest difficulty, Blood and Broken Bones. However, when he attempted to play on Death March, the difficulty that Cavill describes as "the not fun way to play the game," it apparently took him "three goes to get past the Ghouls in the beginning." "I was not impressed with myself," Cavill remarked to Horowitz. Not to be dissuaded, Cavill says that he may try playing on Blood and Broken Bones once more to regain his skill before returning to Death March. He insists that he does want to play The Witcher 3 at least once more in order to experience the expansions for the first time.
Aside from his struggles with Death March, Cavill revealed much more about his history with the Witcher games. For instance, he first got into the RPG series with the lesser-known The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, though he stopped playing it once he got too busy. The Witcher 3, Cavill declares, is definitely the one that got him hooked. Graphics apparently played an integral role in that experience, and he now enjoys playing The Witcher 3 on the elusive GTX 3090 graphics card. Listening to Cavill speak about his experiences, one can tell that he's a true fan and player of the Witcher games, not just someone trying to pretend for the sake of garnering goodwill.
Though Henry Cavill failed to conquer Death March difficulty, this doesn't speak too harshly toward his skills as a player. Indeed, he's still beaten the game on Blood and Broken Bones, a noteworthy feat to say the least. What's unclear is whether Cavill used the New Game + feature that was later added to the game, allowing players to tackle the harder difficulties with some of their skills and weapons earned from a previous playthrough. Regardless, players who think they're up to the task can attempt to outdo Henry Cavill by trying out Death March difficulty for themselves.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One; PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrades will arrive at an unspecified date later in 2021.
11 July, 2021 - 10:00am
Simply titled The Witcher, the series followed Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan), whose stories took place in different places and points in time, with their paths converging at the end of season 1. Although this caused some confusion among viewers, it didn’t stop the show from being a success, and it’s now getting a movie and prequel TV series to further expand this universe. First is The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated movie that will leave Geralt aside for a while to focus on another (very important) character: Vesemir.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf was announced to be in development in January 2020 and unlike the main TV series, the movie is animated and in anime style to give it a different vibe. With Geralt not included and the movie not being live-action like the series, how will it connect to the main series and to the Geralt the audience knows? Here’s everything you need to know about The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.