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'The Witcher' Showrunner Teases What's Next After Season Two Finale Reveal

'The Witcher' Showrunner Teases What's Next After Season Two Finale Reveal

The Witcher has delivered some major news in the season two final about Ciri, played by Freya Allan, who became the most wanted person in the Continent.

Also starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Graham MacTavish, season two also revealed the identity of Ciri’s father.

Click inside to read more about the season two finale of The Witcher…

In the final moments of the season, it was unveiled that Emhyr var Emreis (played by Bart Edwards), the emperor of Nilfgaard, aka the White Flame, is in fact, Ciri’s father. Sigismund Dijkstra (McTavish) was also seen teaming up with shape-shifting sorceress Philippa Eilhart (Cassie Clare) as they protect Ciri and her mysterious powers.

Ciri, Geralt and Yennefer also came face to face with the Wild Hunt, a mythical team of horsemen of the apocalypse, and the ancient witch Voleth Meir, a.k.a. the Deathless Mother, who possessed Ciri and corrupted the minds of Yennefer and Fringilla.

In an interview with Variety, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich opened up about the new villains and what’s ahead for the fantasy series.

“He [Emhyr] needed to be the most permanent threat to all of our characters. We made a big choice at the end of this season, which is to announce that Emhyr is Ciri’s father, which is not done in the books until much later,” Lauren explained. “He is the big, overarching threat in the entire book series, and who he is is kept secret for a very long time in the books because you don’t have to visually see him.”

She added that they had “thought about holding it off longer, but we knew that if we didn’t start introducing him as a real character, the depth of his threat would go away.”

In season three, Lauren says that “Geralt will start to battle with this idea of neutrality. What happens when the people he cares about most are on the line and how does he start to shift?”

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