San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Netflix bringing Henry Cavill’s 'The Witcher' and 'The Dark Crystal' panels along with 'The Order'
Netflix announced they would be bringing the Henry Cavill starrer 'The Witcher' and the animated show 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' to San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2019 for a panel at Hall H along with 'The Order'. According to the SDCC blog, 'The Witcher' panel is slated to take place July 19 at 2.15 p.m. PST and cast members Cavill, Anya Cholatra and Freya Allan, as well as showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, will be present to introduce the show to fans at SDCC. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.
The streaming giant also released the first look of 'The Witcher' and introduced the lead characters of the show on July 1. Cavill took to Instagram to share the first look images and it is fascinating. Based on the short novel series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, it is about the journey of Geralt of Rivia who is a witcher (in layman's terms) a monster hunter. Cavill will play this role and his soulmate Yennefer of Vengerberg will be played by Chalotra. Princess Ciri, the Lady of Time and Space will be portrayed by Allan.
Each character has a symbol equivalent to their name in Elder Speech, which is a language portrayed in the books. Princess Ciri will be Zireal, a bird, while Geral is a white wolf and Yennefer is an obsidian star.
The team completed shooting May 30 when Cavill shared a note on Instagram about his experience and said, "Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end. And although I'm pulling a face here it has been an incredible journey! The cast and crew worked tirelessly throughout, everyone pitched in and brought their A game to set and I couldn't be more proud of you all. Speaking of my immediate team. Jacqui, Ailbhe and Leah are consummate professionals who worked extraordinary hours to bring the Witcher to life, they were non stop improving adjusting and evolving Geralt throughout. Thank you ladies for making this journey a good one. All of those 3 a.m. wake-ups were worth it!"
One of the questions that should be posed to the creators must include if the first season is based solely on the first book of the series, or if the creators have given it their own spin. Also, will 'The Witcher' be Netflix's answer to fans who have wanted a Netflix original fantasy show?
Netflix also announced that 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' will have a panel at Hall H followed by 'The Witcher' July 19 at 3.30 p.m. PST. The cast and creators who would be attending the panel have not been revealed as of now. A prequel to the 1982 puppet animated movie, the show follows three Gelfing who discover the truth behind the power of Skeksis.