Netflix just revealed a deleted scene from its latest release, The Witcher Season 2. The scene featuring Stregobor and Vilgefortz sheds light into Season 3. The Witcher is one of Netflix’s most popular fantasy drama series.
The show first aired in December 2019. And soon after its release, The Witcher broke the streaming giant’s viewership numbers. Following its impressive success, the show got an official renewal. The Witcher’s second season premiered on the platform on December 17, 2021.
But even before the release of its second season, Netflix made an official confirmation of a third season for the franchise being developed.
In addition to the main series, Netflix also announced a number of spin-offs. These include the animated origin story movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The feature film telling the story of the old keep of Kaer Morhen premiered this past summer. Moreover, the upcoming year is all set to bring a prequel miniseries titled The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Netflix’s The Witcher is an English adaptation of books and short stories of the same name created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The show is brought to life for television by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
The Witcher Season 2 follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) and Princess Ciri’s (Freya Allan) as they journey towards Geralt’s childhood home of Kaer Morhen. Somewhere out there on the Continent Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni) are captured and taken to the elven sorceress Francesca Findabair (Mecia Simson).
Following the massively positive reception of Season 2, Netflix released a deleted scene for fans to reflect on. And the particular scene sheds light on some important story arcs for Season 3.
As is visible from the scene, the said exchange falls somewhere in Season 2 within the confines of Aretuza. Precisely when Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen) confronts Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) by the fire.
The scene travels to the past to depict Vilgefortz’s story as a bastard son and his training to become a mage. It also briefly features a difference of opinion forming within the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. Watch the deleted scene below:
Despite only being two minutes long, the deleted scene offers prominence to the complex political scheming developing between these two powerful characters, Stregobor and Vilgefortz. Mainly because Stregobor thinks that Vilgefortz is not even close to suitable to lead the Brotherhood.
In addition to this, Stregobor also voices out his concern surrounding Yennefer’s elven blood as well as her use of forbidden fire magic at the Battle of Sodden. Whereas Vilgefortz counters by pressing on his doubts about his protégé, Istredd (Royce Pierreson) staying as a spy for Nilfgaard. While we are not sure of The Witcher Season 3 will entirely stick to the narrative of the original books, it is pretty clear that the disagreement between the two mages will see much light.
However, this is but a part of the bigger storyline set to uncover itself in the forthcoming third season. Reports suggest that The Witcher Season 3 will be based on the second book in the series, Time of Contempt. The novel stresses significantly on the conflict between many mages and sorceresses. Mainly because the mages are torn between the Northern Kingdoms and the Nilfgaardian Empire.
However, because The Witcher Season 2 premiered not more than a couple weeks back, fans have a long wait ahead of them before they get a chance to explore the aforementioned storyline with broad clarity.