According to a new report by Redanian Intelligence, a reliable outlet dedicated to covering The Witcher world, Netflix’s hit adaptation will revisit Cintra in season 2 and bring back several characters in a flashback sequence.
While showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has promised a more linear story for the upcoming chapter in the tale of the White Wolf in live-action, which, after the convoluted timeline of the previous outing, would be more than a breath of fresh air for the series, this revised approach doesn’t necessarily mean that the writers will forsake the overarching narrative altogether. In fact, based on what we’ve heard from the production team thus far, season 2 will actually introduce a lot of characters who’ll later play a pivotal role in Geralt’s journey.
Now, we’ve learned that actors Bart Edwards and Gaia Mondadori, who portrayed Princess Cirilla’s parents in the first run, have been sighted on the Arborfield Studios set where the crew is currently filming. Since Ciri’s parents have both died in the current timeline, it stands to reason that the upcoming batch of episodes will include flashback sequences that may even feature Queen Calanthe and King Eist, the child’s grandparents.
As fans of the books will know, Ciri’s heritage has a lot of significance in the story as a whole, so it’ll be interesting to see how the producers wish to further explore it in The Witcher season 2. After all, Cintra is all but destroyed thanks to Emperor Emhyr and his army of Black Ones, which is why this may be the only chance that viewers will get to revisit the ancient and proud kingdom. Then again, the writers might opt to showcase the family during one of their trips to the Skellige Isles. As fans will know, Eist was not only the king of Cintra through his marriage to Calanthe, but also held the crown of Skellige.
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