New story details for The Witcher Season 2 have been revealed in a new Netflix featurette.
The Netflix Geeked Twitter account posted an interview with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who confirmed A Grain of Truth is adapted in the first episode of Season 2. As Hissrich reports, the story has been “the worst-kept secret,” presumably because it has been referenced so much that one of the episode titles mentions it.
Check it out below.
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
A Grain of Truth, a story that explores family dynamics and relationships, was described as the “perfect kick-off for season two” by Hissrich. The original story sees Geralt stumble upon the rundown manor of Nivellen, which is inhabited by a monstrous, cursed nobleman played by Kristofer Hivju.
“It’s a story of a father and daughter coming together in a place that doesn’t quite feel safe for them. We really get into Nivellen, who is played by the incomparable Kristofer Hivju. We get to explore his character and his backstory with Geralt as well. It’s about the secrets that we keep from each other, and the monsters that we are inside sometimes.”– showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Season 2 of The Witcher starts with Geralt leading Princess Cirilla to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, where he promises to protect Ciri from the mysterious power she possesses within while the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons strive for supremacy outside the castle walls, located within the Kingdom of Kaedwen.
Netflix will premiere The Witcher Season 2 on December 17. A six-part prequel series set 1,200 years before Geralt walked the Northern Kingdoms, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and a feature-length anime film titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf are in development for Netflix also.