The first ever footage of Netlfix’s Witcher show debuted during the series’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
The teaser shown before the panel began was brief, but it provided the first glimpse of the highly anticipated show. It included looks at several familiar characters, including Yennefer, Ciri, and of course, the Witcher himself, Geralt. The scale of the show looks incredible, with massive battles teased in the footage, which opened with the quote, “The only certainty on this continent of monsters and mutants is that no one is ever what they seem.”
And, fortunately, the footage included a brief peek at what appeared to be an iconic scene that may or may not involve Geralt taking a bath.
A second clip showed off a fight scene in a banquet hall. Cavill emphasized that whenever Geralt is on the screen, it’s him you’re seeing–including during action scenes.
The panel itself included adapter and writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, as well as actors Freya Allan (Ciri), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and Henry Cavill (Geralt).
Hissrich said 207 actors auditioned for the role of Geralt, but Cavill’s voice is the one she kept hearing in her head.
“There was something about Geralt that really struck a chord with me,” Cavill said.
Chalotra discussed Yennefer’s role in the Netflix show. “Yennefer is on a journey of self-discovery,” the actress said. “I think what’s great about our story is we look at not only her power, but her vulnerabilities, and together that makes her the ultimate survivor. I’d say her overall goal is to find true connection and an unconditional love, which she’s never experienced.”
A third clip showed off one of Yennefer’s scenes–and a disturbing one at that. The sorceress sat on a beach talking to a dead baby. “I’m sorry you didn’t have a life, but truth be told, you’re not missing much,” she says. She seems extremely bitter, discussing in a very one-sided monologue how parents, friends, and everything else about life is basically pointless, especially for girls and women. “Even when we’re told we’re special, as I was–as you would have been–we’re still just vessels for them to take and take until we’re empty and alone.”
“So count yourself lucky,” Yennefer finishes. “You’ve cheated the game and won without even knowing it.” She buries the corpse in the sand.
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