Netflix and CD Projekt Red have unveiled the schedule for WitcherCon, the first-ever virtual event dedicated to The Witcher universe.
Hosted by Julia Hardy, the event will consist of two live streams that will both contain exclusive short-form content and production insights. Available on both Twitch and YouTube, the events will stream on July 9 at 1 p.m. ET and July 10 at 9 p.m. ET.
The full schedule is as follows:
The Witcher Season 2: Deck of Destiny
Panel Guests: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Mimî M Khayisa, Paul Bullion
The cast and showrunner of Netflix’s “The Witcher” will draw cards from a deck of fan questions that will determine the path of the panel and the immediate fate of the guests. The session promises surprise reveals and backstage insights about filming the second season.
CD Projekt Red’s Memories from the Path: Stories Behind The Witcher Games
The developers behind the long-running games tied to The Witcher franchise discuss how they brought their immersive stories to life — before revisiting old memories, uncovering forgotten artifacts, and reminiscing about their favorite moments from the franchise.
Geralt of T-Rivia
Panel Guests: Błażej Augustynek, Philipp Weber, Declan De Barra, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Key creators of the Witcher games and “The Witcher” Netflix series team up to test their knowledge of the wider Witcher universe. In this pub quiz-style game, behind-the-scenes tidbits and spoilery sneak peeks are prized just as much as the correct answers.
CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher: Beyond Video Games
Panel Guests: Rafał Jaki, Bartosz Sztybor, Łukasz Woźniak
Details about the upcoming comic books and board game inspired by the franchise are promised in this session.
Tales from the White Wolf: A Spotlight Conversation with Henry Cavill, hosted by Josh Horowitz
To close out WitcherCon, fans will hear from Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill, who will sit down with moderator Josh Horowitz for an in-depth conversation about fantasy, destiny, and the wider Witcher Universe.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
David Goyer’s sci-fi series adapting Isaac Asminov’s “Foundation” books will premiere on Apple TV Plus Sep. 24. The 10-part series starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace will chronicle the stories of four individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity. When Dr. Hari Seldon (Harris) predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons — a long line of emperor clones — fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever. Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton and Alfred Enoch also star in the series, with Goyer serving as showrunner and executive producer. “Foundation” is produced for Apple by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost serving as executive producers.
Joel Marsh Garland has joined the cast of Peacock’s “Joe Exotic (w/t)” limited series. Playing the role of James Garretson, a friend of Joe’s who becomes an FBI informant as his murder-for-hire plot unfolds, Garland will star alongside Kate McKinnon, John Cameron Mitchell, Dennis Quaid, Brian Van Holt, Nat Wolff and Sam Keeley.
Harry Connick Jr has been cast to play Daddy Warbucks opposite Taraji P. Henson’s devious Miss Hannigan in “Annie Live!,” NBC’s upcoming special inspired by the iconic Tony-winning Broadway musical. The live production will air on Dec. 2 on NBC. The studio is still searching for an actor to portray Annie, the orphan who opens the heart of billionaire Sir Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. “Annie Live!” will be executive produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Alex Rudzinsky, with Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski co-directing.
C13Originals, in association with The History Channel, announced that the second season of “Hope, Through History” will premiere on June 30. New episodes will be available every Wednesday. While the first season explored historical events from the 1918 Flu Pandemic to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Jon Meacham and guests will focus on new topics in the second season, exploring a different crisis on each installment. The five-episode series will include FDR, Churchill and America’s slow walk to war; the battle of Gettysburg and what this moment meant for the Civil War and the future of the country; George W. Bush and the President’s emergency plan for AIDS relief; the sinking of the Lusitania, and the tragic event’s impact on leading the U.S. into WWI and decades of isolation that followed; and People Are Going to Die Here: Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act. Guests include Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent, the New York Times; presidential historian Michael Beschloss; historians Ronald C. White and Allida Black; and Civil War historian Elizabeth R. Varon. “Hope, Through History” is executive produced and developed by Chris Corcoran and Meacham, who also served as writer and narrator. Lloyd Lochridge served as director on the series, which was edited by Chris Basil and produced by Paige Hymson.
Tonight, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert“ will feature Pete Buttigieg and Katja Herbers, while “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will have on Ed Sheeran.