Let’s be honest: Ciri didn’t get a lot to do in season one of The Witcher. Well, those days are gone. Netflix has shared the first look at Freya Allen in season two, and it’s clear Ciri is no longer running: She’s preparing for war.
Netflix continues to share new looks at season two of The Witcher, which resumed filming in August after a several-month delay because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The first photos of Geralt (Henry Cavill), which were released Monday, focused on some new ab-filled armour. With Ciri, it seems Netflix is determined to show that she is no longer a princess fleeing for her life.
The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia is a man of few words and even fewer inclinations to pay any sort of attention to his fashion choices or general appearance. Yet for some reason, Netflix has decided to drop two glamour shots of the magical mutant ahead of his return in the...Read more
Here are the two photos shared by Netflix, showing Ciri training with a wooden sword — and clearly having to put the hard work into it. She looks to be at Kaer Morhen, the Witcher fortress that was confirmed to be showing up in season two, training with Geralt to become a Witcher herself.
This matches the trajectory of Ciri’s character in the novels and video games. After Geralt invoked the Law of Surprise, he took Ciri under his wing and started training her — not only in the ways of the Witcher, but also to understand her strange and unusual power. It’s one of the things that helps bring the two of them together as a found family, something showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said would be an important theme in season two.
Geralt and Ciri will most likely be joined at Kaer Morhen by Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, the man who trained Geralt and serves a surrogate father figure. We can also expect to meet a few other Witchers during Ciri’s training, including Lambert (Paul Bullion) and Coën (Yasen Atour). Another Witcher was recently recast due to coronavirus-related scheduling conflicts — Eskel will now be played by Basil Eidenbenz instead of Thue Ersted Rasmussen, who bowed out of the production last month.
The Witcher season two is currently filming and is set to debut sometime in 2021. Rumours suggest the series is already prepping for season three, though that hasn’t been confirmed by Netflix.
Masks, shields, barriers, and a whole lot of social distancing. Netflix’s The Witcher is gearing up to resume production on season two, and already we’re getting a glimpse at what life behind the scenes will be like — not only for Geralt of Rivia, but the future of television in...Read more