As all of you have already seen, the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher covers roughly the first two collections of Andrzej Sapkowski’s short stories: The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, however, only eight of them made it into the first season of the eight-part Henry Cavill drama. But where does that leave the rest? For a long time there was no answer to this question, but now there is!
We found out that at least one short story will make it into Season 2: A Grain of Truth. If you recall, that’s the one where Geralt meets Nivellen, a man who was cursed and turned into a beast.
We have learned that a version A Grain of Truth will appear very early in the second season and will differ from the source material in a significant way. In the books, only one protagonist meets Nivellen: Geralt. In the show, however, Geralt and Ciri will make a stop at his estate on their way to Kaer Morhen.
While this is a deviation from the books, it would be a good opportunity to show some of the fun banter between Geralt and Ciri and an opportunity for Ciri to see Geralt in action. Considering that in the show Geralt and Ciri first meet in the final moments of Season 1 and show’s version of Sword of Destiny doesn’t feature Geralt and their real first meeting, this could be a good idea to try and compensate that.
But will A Grain of Truth be the only short story adapted in Season 2 or will there be others like Eternal Fire, A Shard of Ice or A Little Sacrifice? It’s hard to say at this point, but Royce Pierreson confirmed his return in Season 2 as Istredd, so there is a possibility for some version of A Shard of Ice at least.
In the meantime, here’s a bit of nostalgia with this tweet from showrunner Lauren Hissrich back in January 2018 when she was still developing an outline for Season 1.
Which actor are you hoping to see as Nivellen? Let us know!