The Witcher‘s second season is approaching, and now we know which story, exactly, it will begin with.
According to producer Lauren S. Hissrich, the new season’s first episode will adapt A Grain of Truth, a short story written by Andrzej Sapkowski, and the third from The Last Wish, which she described as one of her favorites from the author’s work.
In a Netflix promotional video, Hissrich talked about what to expect from the story, which will feature Nivellen, a character played by actor Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones‘ Thormund Giantsbane), and his relationship with Geralt of Rivia.
“I am so excited that in season 2 we get to bring one of my favorite short stories to life. It’s been the worst-kept secret that we’ve had, but we are adapting A Grain of Truth for the opening of our season 2 of The Witcher,” she said.
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
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According to Hissrich, A Grain of Truth will bring Ciri into the story in a “father and daughter” narrative, something that should recur in the relationship between Geralt and the Princess Cirilla of Cintra in the second year of the series.