The Witcher Showrunner Talks Nightmare of the Wolf’s Ties with Season 2

Spoiler alert for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf!

A few days ago, Netflix finally released the newest installment in The Witcher universe as The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf hit the streaming platform. The animated feature showed the gruesome story of how Vesemir — who will play a pivotal role in the sophomore season of the flagship series — became a witcher, in addition to revealing a few secrets from the world of the witchers. The movie featured plenty of monsters from the world created by Andrzej Sapkowski, including leshens, mahrs, wraiths and basilisks. It also brought a few familiar faces on the screens, including Filavandrel, the last king of the elves. But the biggest surprise was seeing a young Geralt standing and watching helplessly at the fall of Kaer Morhen, the headquarters of the witchers’ guild. And that’s why Netflix cared to explain how Geralt’s cameo links to the upcoming season 2 with The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

“It’s really a story of fatherhood, in my opinion,” she said. “We get to see the father figure that Vesemir is to Geralt in the anime film and we get to see that Vesemir was willing to put his own life on the line in order to preserve this new generation of Witchers.”

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It seems that Geralt learned much more from Vesemir than the simple art of fighting.

“When we see Geralt again in Season 2, he is struggling with that same idea, which is the Continent is changing once again, and suddenly Geralt is thrust into the role of the father figure. And he has Ciri along for this journey, and he needs to start protecting her from the Continent as well.”

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is available on Netflix.

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