The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has exposed the “truth” about the much-anticipated second season of the horror-fantasy series.
Hissrich this week tweeted that a short story by Andrzej Sapkowski–A Grain of Truth–will serve as the springboard for the premiere episode of Season 2, as reported by JoBlo.com. Check out the video from Hissrich on this page.
THE WITCHER Season 2 premiere episode is adapting the Andrzej Sapkowski short story A Grain of Truth. Here’s what you need to know about how @LHissrich is bringing the beloved Witcher tale to life with Geralt and Ciri. pic.twitter.com/Y0J11I3UMx
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 5, 2021
Season 2 of The Witcher debuts on Netflix Dec. 17, and Hissrich said A Grain of Truth is “one of my favorite short stories” and “the perfect kickoff for the season because it’s about family. It’s about the secrets we keep from each other–and it’s about the monsters we are inside sometimes.”
Hissrich said the first episode–which will introduce fans to the character of Nivellen (played by Kristofer Hivju)–is a story of “a father and daughter coming together in a place that doesn’t quite feel safe for them. And we get into Nivellen and get to explore his character and his backstory with Geralt.”
The new season will find Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) bringing Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) to “the safest place he knows–his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous–the mysterious power she possesses inside.”
The balance of Season 2’s episode titles include: Kaer Morhen, What Is Lost, Redanian Intelligence, Turn Your Back, Dear Friend and Voleth Meir. The ensemble cast for the new season also includes Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Joey Batey as Jaskier, as well as newcomers Kim Bodnia as Vesemir and Paul Bullion as Lambert.
The first season of The Witcher–based on the book of the same name by Sapkowski–followed the monster hunter Geralt, Ciri and the sorceress Yennefer at different points in time, “exploring formative events that shaped their characters, before merging into a single timeline detailing the invaders from Nilfgaard, culminating at the battle for Sodden Hill.”
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