On Saturday, Netflix provided Witcher fans with a Halloween treat, as they uploaded a monster montage that showed the various beasts that Geralt had to deal with throughout season one. Also, the montage showed two quick glimpses at the show’s second season.
In the video, which can be seen below, Netflix provides a quick recap of all the monsters that were shown during The Witcher‘s first season. Then, at around the 15-second mark, there’s a new monster, and then at around the 30-second mark, there’s a brief shot of three ominous-looking skeletons.
Monsters big and monsters small, sharpen your swords and slay them all… if you can spot them. pic.twitter.com/M3N0ZmG055
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 31, 2020
The brief look at two new monsters from the show’s second season comes following the Daily Mail’s images from the set, which showed a revised armor design for the Nilfgaardian army. You can check out those images below.
— Redanian Intelligence: The Witcher (@RedanianIntel) October 28, 2020
The Nilfgaardian armor was widely criticized by fans prior to the show’s first season, as many were critical of the armor’s odd shape and wrinkled appearance while comparing it to the armor that was used for the army in CD Projekt Red’s video games.
During an interview with IGN, Lauren Hissrich, the showrunner, explained why the Nilfgaardian armor looked the way it did during season one while making it clear that the armor will be different in season two.
“What was important for us about the Nilfgaardian army was to bring it away from the Cintran army,” Hissrich told IGN. “Cintra has an incredibly well-trained army that comes from a kingdom with a lot of money. We wanted to contrast that with Nilfgaard, which obviously is a very powerful army as well, but is moving northward and has been for a while, and conscripting new people into its army. The armour had to look like they picked it up, they did it quickly, and they put them on them.”
Recently, it was revealed that one of the roles in season two had to be recast due to a scheduling conflict, as Netflix announced that Thue Ersted Rasmussen, who was set to play Eskel, needed to be replaced. Then, at the end of last month, it was revealed that Basil Eidenbenz will play the character, as he joins the following list of new characters that’ll be featured during The Witcher’s second season.
- Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen Yasen Atour as Coen Agnes Bjorn as Vereena Paul Bullion as Lambert Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia Mecia Simson as Francesca Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
As of this writing, there’s no firm release date for The Witcher’s second season.