The Witcher season 2: Easter Eggs revealed by the showrunner
The Witcher showrunner has revealed details about the Easter Eggs that are scattered throughout Season 2 ahead of the release date, which will “reward” fans who follow “the entire universe.”
This week, fans of the Netflix show will reunite with Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia in all-new episodes, as he embarks on a treacherous journey with Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) for the ride.
The drama is based on the original book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, whose works have also inspired a video game series and a recently released animated film called Nightmare of the Wolf.
Talking to Metro.co.uk and other media, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who created the live-action program, revealed what a subtle reference to previous works viewers should keep their eyes peeled for while watching season two.
The producer, who also created the anime, explained that he was working with CD Projekt Red, the company that developed The Witcher video games, where they talked about “things that we could start sharing from our universe “.
“So, for example, for a lot of our costumes from the first season, you can pick those costumes in the games. So there are a number of things about video games happening in our world as well, ”she said.
“There are a number of things about video games that are happening in our world as well. Look for Geralt’s video game locket lying around, his sword – there are a lot of fun little moments we have.
Lauren explained that while there are fewer Easter Eggs tied to the book, she wanted to “try and follow certain scenes or plots exactly.”
“My favorite thing to do is find specific dialogue in the English translation of the books and make sure our characters say it. We exchange sometimes when they’re said, but I think it’s such a beautiful time that Sapkowski wrote that we want in there, ”she explained.
However, that’s not all, as Nightmare of the Wolf fans might also spot some Easter eggs lying around, as the creators of the live-action series “reward viewers who take part in the entire journey. in the universe of Witcher “.
“So if people were to watch, for example, our Nightmare of the Wolf anime, I think there’s a lot of things in season two that you’ll recognize in this anime that are kind of woven together,” he said. she declared.
“If you haven’t watched it you will still get a good grasp of the story, but I think there are little tidbits and rewards for viewers who follow the whole ride.”
While attending the London premiere of season two of The Witcher earlier this month, Lauren opened up to Metro.co.uk about a deleted scene from upcoming episodes that is slated to end in season three.
She explained that the scene in question involved wizard Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) and mage Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen), as she wanted to explore the story of the former in more depth.
“For me, the story of Vilgefortz, who he is in this world – he comes in almost like a complete stranger and everyone is kind of wondering what his story is, where he’s from,” she said. declared.
“It comes through in season three in a huge way, so it’s a scene we wanted to remember.”
Season 2 of The Witcher premieres December 17 on Netflix.
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