The Witcher is coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The upcoming Netflix TV series will have its own panel in the convention's biggest and most notorious hall, Hall H, on Friday, July 19 (via Deadline). During this panel, the highly-anticipated series will be discussed, and surely, there will be some big surprises there.
The panel runs from 2:15 PM to 3 PM PT, though it's unclear at this stage if it'll be streamed. 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).
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."
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