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Netflix has given us all a little Christmas Eve treat in the form of a sneak peek at the very first scene of The Witcher's upcoming second series. We've seen a small handful of teases for the fantasy show's sophomore outing over the last few months, including new looks at Geralt and Yennefer, but this is perhaps our most substantial look at what we can expect from our heroes' impending adventures yet.
Over on Twitter, Netflix has dropped the first page of the season two script as a special "Witchmas" present for fans. While it might not be the trailer many of us were hoping for, it's certainly got me in the mood for more Witcher action when the new series airs next year.
The scene, which you can read below, focuses on a merchant man and his family as they search from somewhere to stay in town, while Henry Cavill's Geralt narrates over the top.
"You dogged my every footstep. But struck down others I passed on my way. Why?" Geralt asks, as the merchant and his family are snatched away one by one by a mysterious beast. "I was meant to end up alone, wasn't I?," considers the Witcher. "So I would finally begin to be afraid?" I can just hear Cavill's dulcet tones in my head as I read that back.
Fans familiar with the Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski believe that this scene is an adaptation of 'A Grain Of Truth', one of the short stories from The Last Witch - the very first book in The Witcher series and the basis of much of the first season of the Netflix show. Without spoiling anything for you non-reading folk, 'A Grain Of Truth' is one of the best stories in The Last Wish, and we could well be in for a truly outstanding episode of The Witcher if it's been adapted right.
For now we'll have to wait and see. The current thinking is that The Witcher's second season will air at some point in 2021 now that filming has finally resumed. But if this year has taught us anything, it's that release dates in a pandemic are about as useful as a pair of sandals made from ham.
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