The Witcher Season 2 entails a dangerous group of Spectators, The Wild Hunt, whose each rider has a different look in the concept art, explained by the showrunner.
A new video on YouTube has been released recently showcasing Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner of the Witcher series on Netflix, talking about the Wild Hunt in Season 2 and 3. The Witcher Series started in 2019 on Netflix and gained a lot of popularity. The second season of the witcher was released recently, 17 December, after the wait of 1 long year. The second season takes off from the season’s storyline, where Geralt of Rivia, the witcher, has taken Princess Cirilla, his adopted daughter, to his hometown to give her training.
The Witcher season 2 showcases various dangerous monsters, and Geralt, unaware of Ciri’s power, gives her training to survive in the world of dangers. The storyline and depiction of season 2, based on Andrzej Sapkowski novels, are being loved by many viewers. The main characters from the witcher series, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Princess Cirilla, Ciri (Freya Allan), and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), are in the hearts of every Witcher fan.
As mentioned earlier, in the witcher season 2, there are more terrifying monsters, one of which is The Wild Hunt. They are not monsters per se, as they are skeletal riders and ride on skeletal horses, rather a group of spectators. The Wild Hunt is also known as Wraiths of Mörhogg, who are ‘a portent of doom’, mentioned by Nivellen in the second episode of the witcher season 2.
The Wild Hunt: Concept Art Looks Explained
In the witcher season 2, almost, in the end, the Wild Hunt mythological group has been shown to take Princess Cirilla, Ciri away. The new video named ‘The Wild Hunt Explained’ was uploaded on the YouTube channel The Witcher Netflix, where the showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, has explained the concept of The Wild Hunt and revealed the concept art of them.
Lauren has put a lot of thought into the looks of every rider in The Wild Hunt, and every rider has a different look, unique to their backstories, which might be revealed in the future seasons. She expressed her feelings about their looks as ‘feel like folklore,’ mentioned in the Sapkowski novels.
Lauren mentioned that the wild hunt wasn’t revealed early in the books, but she did to build their concept for season 3. The concept art showed similar outfits yet different looks for every wild hunt rider; as Lauren stated, “idea, that they all have different backstories, they’re all individual characters.” The Wild Hunt riders look in the concept art form are shared below:
The level of horror in the witcher series is increasing slowly. The monsters shown in the witcher season 2 are much more terrifying than those in season 1. Lauren enters the Wild Hunt concept in season 2 not only for the building of mythology but also by the time people will know about them; they will become ‘as scary as possible.
Andrew Laws is the production designer who designed the concept art for the wild hunt, whose focus was on making non-identical seven riders. The looks of the king of The Wild Hunt, Eredin, rumored to be played by an Australian Actor Jacob Collins-Levy, definitely has a different look.
The Witcher Season 2 gives a hint about some connection between Princess Cirilla, Ciri, and The Wild Hunt, as the dialogue said by the wild hunt to Ciri, “Child of the Elder Blood, starry-eyed daughter of Chaos, join our hunt.”
There’s no doubt the witcher season 3 will be a thrilling adventure of exploring the connection and adventures of Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer with The Wild Hunt. We’ll be sharing all the updated news about the witcher season 2 here.