The Witcher Featurette Unsheathes the Inspiration for Season 2’s First Episode

The Witcher model Lauren S. Hissrich revealed that the season two opening episode of Folktale was inspired by and how it was used on the show.

Warning: The following article contains major spoilers for the second season of The Witcher. Now available to stream on Netflix.

Viewers may have noticed similarities between the first episode of Netflix the magician Season 2 and another classic, and model Lauren S. Hissrich reveals that the inspiration was intentional.

in a the magician In the second season of “By the Book” episode A Grain of Truth, Hissrich discusses the process behind reviving this story. The show director said, “We’ve really tried to keep the principles of the short story the way they are, and it’s really based on a kind of Beauty and the beast folklore. What we’re starting to learn throughout the episode is that he’s been insulted, and in fact, he’s very sympathetic at times.”


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In the episode, he encounters Geralt of Rivia and Ciri Nivellen, a man cursed to live a monster-like life as a pig/bear hybrid in his secluded home. Despite a drastic change in his appearance, Geralt realizes that Nivellen is his old friend, and Geralt and Ciri are allowed to stay at his house to rest before they complete their trip to Kaer Morhen. But the more time they spend in this mysterious mansion, the more they realize that everything is not as it seems.

Bruxa named Vereena lives in the mansion with Nivellen – but she’s not Belle. Vereena is a higher type of vampire who feeds on and kills local villagers, and Nivellen forgives her for this because she accepts him for what he is. However, Geralt is not willing to let this matter go.


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“A Grain of Truth” is just one of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels on Netflix the magician adapts. Most of the second season is adapted to events and characters elven blood, although Hissrich has previously teased, at least one main storyline from the novel has been saved for season three. However, she did not specify which story it was.

Many of the magician Season 3 will adapt to the events of contempt timeBasically the second novel the witcher long story. Hissrich has promised that the next season will include plenty of action and death, and that the story will follow the book closely.


season 2 of the magician Available to stream on Netflix.

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