Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt rid the Continent of the Deathless Mother. But The Witcher‘s season two finale wasn’t a total win. 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 to Netflix’s hit series. And they’re so terrifying that the show’s official concept art even scares us. As these images 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. Prior to season two’s last episode the show only mentioned them in worried tones prior to the outbreak of war. Why the group is a harbinger of death and destruction is clearly on display in these drawings. Each member (and their horse) is a vision of hell come to life. Nothing good can follow their arrival. Stare at these pictures too long and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself for the awful dreams you’ll have tonight.
The sinister group manifested from nothing when Ciri portaled herself, Yennefer, and Geralt to another world. Book readers and gamers know the Wild Hunt well. But even newcomers to the Continent got a taste of why they’re so frightening. As this concept art highlights, their appearance alone is enough to scare anyone. They have obvious Ringwraiths/Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse energy. However, what they said is even more chilling. Through a fit of laughter they said, “Child of the Elder Blood, starry-eyed Daughter of Chaos, join our Hunt. Your place is among us. You are ours.”
Don’t like that. Don’t like that one bit. Somehow, though, they’re even worse than they look. The Witcher‘s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich previously told IGN the Wild Hunt is the series’ answer to Thanos. But like the Mad Titan, they’ll become more complex as viewers get to know them. They have their own origins and purpose. Hissrich says the show is “going to get a little bit deeper into them so they’re not just the evil skeletal bad guys.”
Okay. But they do make great/horrible evil skeletal bad guys.