Ciri, Yennefer and Geralt liberate the continent from their dead mother. But The Witcher‘s season two finale was not a total victory. When they returned that demon to her own world, the three came face to face with an even more dangerous enemy. The Wild Hunt has finally arrived on Netflix’s hit series. And they are so scary that the show’s official concept art even scares us. As these photos serve as an ominous reminder of the nightmare that awaits our favorite found family.
The Witcher‘s Twitter account shared the show’s formal concept art for the wild hunt. Before the season’s last episode, the show mentioned them only in worried tones before the outbreak of war. Why the group is a warning of death and destruction is clearly shown in these drawings. Every member (and their horse) is a vision of hell coming to life. Nothing good can follow their arrival. Stare at these pictures for too long and you will not want others to blame yourself for the horrible dreams you have tonight.
The sinister group manifested itself from nothing as Ciri portaled herself, Yennefer and Geralt to another world. Book readers and gamers know the wild hunt well. But even beginners on the continent got a taste of why they are so scary. As this concept art highlights, their appearance alone is enough to scare anyone. They have clear Ringwraiths / Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse energy. But what they said is even more shocking. Through a fit of laughter, they said, “Child of the Elder Blood, star-eyed Daughter of Chaos, join our Hunt. Your place is among us. You are ours.”
I dont like it. Do not like it a bit. Somehow, though, they are even worse than they seem. The WitcherIt told showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich earlier IGN the Wild Hunt is the series’ answer to Thanos. But like Mad Titan, they become more complex as viewers get to know them. They have their own origin and purpose. Hissrich says the show “will get a little bit deeper into them so they’re not just the evil skeleton villains.”
Okay. But they make big / terrible evil skeletal villains.