If you have played The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, you know that there is a particular type of monsters a lot of players (and most likely Henry Cavill too) felt really uneasy dealing with. We’re talking about the terrifying and powerful leshens (or leshys), of course. Andrzej Sapkowski’s books do mention leshys, but never show them in the story. That will change with Netflix’s The Witcher.
We’re hearing from our sources that a leshy will appear in an episode the new season and its encounter with one of the characters will have “serious consequences”. We can’t say who that character is, but the likeliest man to deal with monsters in this show is always Geralt.
That said, the new season will introduce several new witchers, so it’s also possible that one of them will be the one to fight the leshy.
What will the leshy look like in the show? It’s quite hard to predict, but given the overall show’s direction to stay away from the game design whenever possible, we can expect something different here as well. Still, leshys are ancient forest creatures, so one can’t stray too far from that concept.
In any case, it’s very exciting to hear about one of the most famous game monsters coming to life in Netflix’s The Witcher, regardless whether it was in the books or not. So let’s prepare our dimeritium bombs, the Igni and listen to the crows!
The Witcher Season 2 enters production this months and wraps in August for a 2021 release.