It’s not every day that a fantasy franchise takes the route of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series. The adventures of Geralt of Rivia started out as a bunch of novels and short stories and was adapted into the obligatory TV series and a movie in Sapkowski’s native Poland before getting achieving international success as a series of video games by CD Projekt Red.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in particular, was such a mega-hit that it ultimately led to Netflix’s The Witcher, the Henry Cavill-led phenomenon loved by audiences everywhere.
Season 2 of the beloved series is rapidly approaching, and with it, Netflix has started revealing teasers both big and small. Now, in a move that should drum up an unprecedented level of hype, the streaming service has released the very first page of the new season’s script — and it looks like the show is about to get even more amazing than it already was. Let’s take a look at the jaw-dropping first page from The Witcher season 2.
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— Queue (@netflixqueue) December 22, 2020
The first script page of The Witcher season 2 teases a familiar short story
In a tantalizing tease of things to come, the Netflix Queue Twitter page just shared the very first script page of The Witcher season 2. The scene introduces us to a merchant called Colin Coppercloth, his wife Meena, and their daughter Kira.
The family travels through a scary forest and arrives in an even creepier, seemingly abandoned village. Unfortunately, their adventures are cut short by a monstrous something, which kills the elder Coppercloths in a nasty manner. The scene leaves the terrified Kira’s fate open and finishes with the reveal of a grand mansion overlooking the village, a single light burning within.
The Coppercloth family’s tale is already plenty compelling, but the true meat of the scene seems to be Geralt’s voiceover, in which the surly witcher waxes poetic about someone — or something — that has been troubling him for quite some time: “You dogged my every footstep. But struck down others I passed on my way. Why? I was meant to end up alone, wasn’t I? So I would finally begin to be afraid?”
It’s a mystery who Geralt is referring to, and how his monologue connects to the Coppercloths’ grim fate. However, Twitter users like @Fredvdp3 have noticed that the scene could be pulling from a Witcher short story called “A Grain of Truth,” which features the cursed man-monster Nivellen.
The character is set to make an appearance on The Witcher season 2, played by Game of Thrones’ very own Tormund Giantsbane, Kristofer Hivju. Could it be that the Netflix smash hit’s sophomore season begins with an epic confrontation between Geralt and Nivellen? You’ll find out when The Witcher season 2 drops on Netflix in 2021.