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The official Netflix page for The Witcher: A Look Inside the Episodes provides a brief summary of each short episode:
Episode 1, The End’s Beginning – Series creator and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich breaks down the opening scenes and outlines how Geralt’s encounter with Renfri sets up the season.
Episode 2, Four Marks – Take a deep dive into the crucial role that Yennefer’s backstory plays in her journey, and how the elves are a pillar in the Continent’s world-building.
Episode 3, Betrayer Moon – Delve into Geralt and Yennefer’s transformation stories, as he turns from slayer to savior, and she makes the ultimate sacrifice to become beautiful.
Episode 4, Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials – Hissrich explains how the show’s timelines come together, the moment Geralt changes his destiny and what compels Ciri to continue on her quest.Episode 5, Bottled Appetites – Find out why the writers gave Geralt a terrible bout of insomnia and explore the magic-entangled dynamics of his fateful first encounter with Yennefer.
Episode 6, Rare Species – After an intimate glimpse inside Geralt and Yennefer’s complicated relationship, discover what it means for Ciri’s story arc when she picks up a knife.
Episode 7, Before a Fall – Dig into Geralt’s white-knight complex, Ciri’s character growth and what Hissrich describes as one of the season’s loveliest scenes.
Episode 8, Much More – From the meaning behind the finale’s title to Geralt’s dream and Yennefer’s real motivation, Hissrich dissects events as the paths of destiny collide.
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The Witcher launched on Netflix last year and quickly became one of the most in-demand TV series’ in the world across all streaming platforms, even surpassing Disney Plus’ Star Wars: The Mandalorian as “the top show” around the globe for one week in December, as 76 million households streamed the first season of the action-packed fantasy-drama.
Season 2 of The Witcher started filming in London earlier this year, with a planned release sometime in 2021. However, the shoot was suspended back in March as Netflix paused filming on all of its films and TV shows in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Netflix has since resumed production on the second season of the hit show after being given the “green light” to start filming again.
If you want to explore the extraordinary world of The Witcher in the meantime, check out the other Netflix behind-the-scenes special Making The Witcher.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.