Netflix Confirms The Witcher Season 2 Starts With A Grain Of Truth Story

The TV show will adapt the short story with Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju playing Nivellen.


Netflix's The Witcher is returning for its second season in December, and now we've learned that it will kick off with an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's short story, A Grain of Truth. In a new video from Netflix Geeked, showrunner Lauren H. Hissrich acknowledged that it's been the "worst kept secret that we've had," which is surely a reference to how Netflix has been teasing some kind of reveal for A Grain of Truth for a long time already.

But now it's confirmed: Season 2 will kick off with A Grain of Truth, and Hissrich said she's especially pleased to be able to do this because she wasn't sure if they would get to work on more short story adaptations on the show. The episode features Geralt, Ciri, and Nivellen, who is new to the series and will be played by Kristofer Hivju from Game of Thrones.

"It's a story of a father and daughter coming together in a place that doesn't quite feel safe for them. And of course, we really get into Nivellen, who is played by the incomparable Kristofer Hivju," Hissrich said. "And we get to explore his character and his back story with Geralt as well. It's really the perfect kick off for season two because it's about family. It's about the secrets that we keep from each other, and it's about the monsters that we are inside sometimes."

The Witcher: Season 2 premieres December 17 on Netflix. Ahead of that, Netflix's Witcher anime, Nightmare of the Wolf, debuts on August 23.

Outside of the TV series, a new Pokemon Go-style game called The Witcher: Monster Slayer is out now, while The Witcher 3's new PS5 and Xbox Series X|S edition will launch this year.

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