With the coronavirus pandemic, production for the new season had been halted and then severely hampered due to current social distancing laws. However, with filming now underway for the next installment of The Witcher, the news is slowly trickling out, which is getting fans very excited for what is to come next.
As with Monday’s images, Ciri’s new portrait was shared on the network’s official Twitter account. The series showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich also shared the images to her account, adding the character was now going to stop running from her problems and “start fighting.” The actress who plays Ciri posted one image to her official Instagram account as well.
As Forbes pointed out, Ciri appeared to look quite grown up and somewhat different from what viewers remember. She also appeared to have a drastic new costume change. This time, she was wearing what looked to be a roughly made pair of pants and a long-sleeved top. Over this were a leather vest and matching gauntlets.
She gave tearful goodbyes
on a most violent night.
Now this child of surprise
is preparing to fight. pic.twitter.com/qVP2wDCQXl
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 6, 2020
The character was shown with her back to the camera as she stood in the snow. She looked over one shoulder and had a sword in her hand. A secondary image released showed further details of this wooden practice weapon. For those who have read the books or played The Witcher video games, this should be a decent enough clue that Ciri could wind up training at Kaer Morhen.
At certain points in the game version, Ciri is shown as a young girl training with Geralt and Vesemir. However, her main storyline involves a much older Ciri and, judging by the new photo, it seems this is the look Netflix is moving toward. With the previous announcement that Vesemir had already been cast and will appear in Season 2 of The Witcher, it certainly seems likely that viewers will get to see Ciri training under him.
Of course, nothing has been officially revealed regarding Ciri’s upcoming role now that she has finally made contact with Geralt. However, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, Season 2 of The Witcher will focus more on a singular storyline, rather than the fractured ones seen in the first installment.
Since Netflix has released new key art twice in a row, fans are waiting in eager anticipation to see if Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) will get her turn on Wednesday.