The Witcher Season 2 will see a character reveal that in the books doesn’t happen until much later on. This information comes from Redanian Intelligence who definitely has an inside track into all things Witcher. The character reveal I am talking about could be considered spoilers. However only for those unfamiliar with the books or the video games. If you have played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for example, you already know this information. I guess that may be why the showrunners have decided to lift the lid a little earlier in the TV show?
If you are watching The Witcher fresh with no books or game knowledge, you may honestly want to just wait for Season 2 rather than read on? Totally your call.
For those who already know the Witcher story, or don’t care about spoilers, what we are talking about here is the real identity of Duny. Pictured above, the only time so far Duny has been seen is as above, cursed. Though for a brief moment we do get to see Duny’s Human face. We know Duny is Ciri’s father and we know Ciri lived with her maternal grandmother growing up, until her death in Season 1.
However, gamers, and book readers all know the real identity of Duny. Emhyr Var Emreis, the Emperor of Nilfgaard. RI says that the decision has been made to not try and keep this reveal a secret until later seasons. Apparently some of the reasoning for this is so Netflix can use the same actor, and if we saw the face of the Emperor was the same as Duny’s, well, the game would be up.
I guess for those that haven’t played the games, you know why Nilfgaard was so intent on conquering Cintra and acquiring Ciri. I guess we shall see if the decision pans out in the end. However The Witcher 3 was a very popular game. Anyone who played it will have had this fact explained within the first few hours of the game anyway. Still, it remains to be seen whether this is a good idea narratively speaking or not? I’m sure fans will be torn either way here.
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