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Anya Chalotra & Freya Allan discuss Yennefer and Ciri’s relationship and other highlights from WitcherCon

Fans from Witcher are still tangled by the exciting news cascade that has been brought with Netflix and the CD Project WitcherCon and the anime film teaser and the back-the-scenes featurettes from the teaser trailer for the second season underneath the radar.

We’ve opted to summarise the Yennefer and Ciri info obtained from their interviews in the Deck of Destiny panel and the Converging Destinies featurettes, just like we did with Henry Cavill’s extensive WitcherCon interview. The next Mother-daughter dynamics between Yennefer and Ciri have been prodded first and primarily by Chalotra.

Anya Chalotra on working with Freya Allan

Credit : Netflix

During the Deck of Destiny panel, Anya Chalotra revealed, “We’ve never worked together.” “We’ve always been close, but we’ve never acted together. It was strange since we knew each other so well because we lived so close to each other for the entire season. The most interesting aspect for me was learning what it was like to work with Freya and observing the interaction. That, in turn, influences our relationship.“

Julia Hardy, the interviewer, then inquired, “Was it okay?” Chalotra said with a wry smile, “I’ll tell you later.” She went on to say, “It was fantastic.” [Freya] is incredible, and her character goes on such a journey. From what I observed in season one, getting to work with her at a different moment in this season… It was a pleasure.”

Chalotra is most likely alluding to Allan’s metamorphosis from fleeing princess to witcher-in-training, which will be a significant narrative point in the future season. Here’s what Allan had to say about it.

Ciri’s witcher training, according to Freya Allan

CRedit: Netflix

“[Training] was among the things about which I was most enthusiastic about the second season because I like to do all these things. I adore the stunting department. I love the stunt department. We have the nicest people, and they are so entertaining and make the most of you. Yeah, Ciri is starting training and that is really one of her primary drives. She is incredibly driven and truly wants to be a fighter and a Witcher. And it’s difficult because some brotherly people have been around her and they’re a little nervous,” quips Freya. “Geralt doesn’t allow her to realize the potential she wishes to have, which frustrates her very much.”

Allan and Paul Bullion, who plays the witcher Lambert, had also considered filming a specific training scenario. “Paul and I have a funny story to tell. We had this one scenario when Lambert walks in and is supposed to slice this dummy, but he simply doesn’t show up. I attempted to keep my composure during the scenario, but I couldn’t help but laugh.”

“Then there’s a scene where I have to slice the head off of one of the [dummies], and the [Assistant Director] says, ‘You better beat Paul.’ And the skull really goes flying on the first shot, and I yelled, “Yes!” I’m really excited to tell Paul.”

In this YouTube video, you will be able to view the whole Destiny Deck panel (with more from Chalotra and Allan, as well as Mimi, Mimi, Khayisa, and Lauren Hissrich).

The ‘Converging Destinies’ featurette previews Yennefer and Ciri’s futures.

Ciri adds, “[For most of the first season,] I’m essentially just racing through the woods, continuously.” Always trying to get away from everyone. This season, I think you really saw her develop.”

“Everyone fought their tails off this season to make this happen,” Anya Chalotra says of season two filming. That’s precisely what we’re here for. We are in it for the fans, and the fact that both old and new fans were excited about it was incredible.”

A teaser for Yennefer was released.

Although the teaser of Yennef is extremely brief and covers numerous scenes from the first season, it has several fascinating shots including a first glance at the elf queen Francesca Findabair of Mecia Simson. In our frame-by-frame analyses article from the first season, we have previously examined some of these pictures, but we missed other frames.

Yennefer in the aftermath of the battle of Sodden. This appears to be the same scene we see in the trailer, where Yennefer wakes up to find she has been captured by Fringilla
Another shot of Yennefer in the aftermath of the Battle of Sodden
Yennefer in chains, presumably magic-subduing dimeritum
Yennefer appears to be in big trouble. We can’t wait to see how she turns it around and makes the people who did this to her pay
This shot of a hooded figure, who appears to be holding a baby
Yennefer wearing more or less the same outfit she wore during her introductory scenes, before her transformation at Aretuza. This must be a dream sequence or hallucination where Yennefer will return to her old home
For reference, here’s Yennefer in the same outfit in a shot from the first season

We couldn’t wait to hear more about season 2. While waiting for its debut on December 17, we will drop the content far sooner for another entire narrative. The Witcher: The Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime prequel film, will be published on Netflix on August 23, depicting the story of a young Vesemir. See our report from the weekend for an overview of all that we learned about WitcherCon’s anime film.

Several new cast members have arrived in the sophomore season. These include Kim Bodnia, tutor to Geralt, Vesemir, and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf also got his own narrative. We have Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju like Nivellen, Cassie Clare like Phillipa Eilhart, Liz Carr like Fenn, Chris Fulton like Rience [the main character for the second season], which may be the key adversary. It is also noteworthy to note that Voleth Meir, who is reported to be played by Ania Marson, was another crucial player in the history of the Witcher (according to Redanian Intelligence).

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