Watch as series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirms the first episode of highly anticipated Season 2 adapts Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story, a tale involving a cursed nobleman named Nivellen.
Toss a coin to Netflix Geeked! The streaming giant’s popular Twitter account recently dropped a The Witcher Season 2 sneak peek featurette, which provides a light spoiler of the first episode. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirms the episode adapts The Witcher creator Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story, “A Grain of Truth,” a tale involving a cursed nobleman named Nivellen (played by Kristofer Hivju).
Watch the spoilerific sneak peak of The Witcher Season 2, Episode 1 now:
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
"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," Hissrich explains. "It's about the secrets that we keep from each other, and the monsters that we are inside sometimes."
For the new season, Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton) will join the popular action fantasy series as Nenneke; Cassie Clare (What Happened to Monday) as Philippa Eilhart; Liz Carr (The OA, Silent Witness) as Fenn; Graham McTavish (Outlander, Preacher) as Dijkstra; Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) as Ba’lian; Simon Callow (A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Codringher; and Chris Fulton (Outlaw King) as Rience.
The Witcher Season 2 premieres December 17, 2021 on Netflix.