SDCC 2019: Netflix's The Witcher Show Comic-Con Panel Debuted New Trailer
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The Witcher is coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The upcoming Netflix TV series does not yet have an exact release date, but we will be learning more about the show during a panel dedicated to it. It's set for the convention's biggest and most notorious venue, Hall H, today Friday, July 19 (via Deadline). News and details are sure to come out of the panel today, and we'll be keeping tabs on it to see how this video game adaptation is shaping up. [Update: The first footage from the Witcher has premiered at the panel.]
The panel runs from 2:15 PM to 3 PM PT; there's no word if you'll be able to watch a livestream online. Also unclear is who from the show may be on the panel. The three main stars as Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Frey Allan, who play Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri respectively. They could show up, while another likely candidate is showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich (The West Wing, Daredevil, The Umbrella Academy). If we're truly lucky, maybe we'll see the horse who plays Roach; we just got a first-look photo ahead of the panel.
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh, Avengers: Endgame) will moderate the panel. The 10-episode first season is scheduled to premiere in 2019, and a start-date could be among the announcements at Comic-Con. No footage from the show has been released yet, either, so a first trailer might also be on tap, but nothing is confirmed.
The Witcher TV show is set on "The Continent," which is a place where humans, elves, gnomes, witchers, and monsters live in disharmony. According to Netflix, the line between good and evil is "not easily identified." You can check out the first images of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri in the embed above.
The Witcher TV show is based on the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski not the video game series from CD Projekt Red. That's why Geralt only has one sword, not two, in the key art. Hissrich wondered aloud if there will be a "rumble" between those who enjoy the books and those who like the games.
She also posted character descriptions for each of the three main characters; she described Geralt as "stoic, circumspect, balance, and fierce," while Ciri is "resilient, relentless, brazen, and growing." Yennefer is "fiery, proud, shrewd, and contradictory."
Will there be a rumble between book-lovers and gamers by the end of the day? #Swordgate2019— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
Where we started it all. ❤️⚔️? @witchernetflix— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
CIRI IS:— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
Going-to-change-the-world-and-what-the-hell-is-she-supposed-to-do-except-be-scared-&-bold-&-learn-&-adapt-&-find-a-family-who-can-walk-by-her-side-no-matter-what-and-maybe-just-maybe-teach-her-the-meaning-of-love. @witchernetflix pic.twitter.com/hEgEVvwfSL
Back to where we started! @witchernetflix— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
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