Eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Yennefer at what appears a masquerade sex party in Netflix’s first The Witcher trailer. But apparently that isn’t going to be the only nudity on the show. There’s a certain bathtub. You may have heard of it. And yes, it’s making a comeback — in a manner of speaking.
During a press roundtable for The Witcher, we asked showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil) about what Easter eggs fans of the books and video games can expect in the series. Of course, by that we meant the bathtub that Geralt takes a sexy dip in during Witcher 3. Obviously.
The scene has practically taken on a life of its own, inspiring memes, statues, even a birthday cake. But it also showed us a softer, more vulnerable side of Geralt. So, will Netflix’s The Witcher have a bathtub scene of its own?
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“There is a bathtub this season. There is a bathtub,” Hissrich revealed. “I won’t tell you who’s in the bathtub, but there is a bathtub.”
Hissrich went on to explain that — as fans of the original books and video game adaptation — she and the writers wanted to honour the little details they’d come to love about the series. Whether it’s a little Easter egg, such as the bathtub, or a much-bigger part of the lore.
She mentioned that the story she personally wanted to include was “A Question of Price”, a short story that explains how Ciri became Geralt’s surprise child. It comes from the now-obsolete book Wiedźmin, which is now part of The Last Wish.
We’re fans of the series too. We’re fans of the franchise. So one of the things that I asked the writers when they showed up on the first day was, having read the books, what did you love the most? It could be the tiniest thing. It could be, you know, something [name inaudible — sounds like Yassgir or Yassgerd] says over and over again, or it could be something huge.
For me, it was ‘A Question of Price’. I was like I have to do ‘A Question of Price’. And so I think people who are big fans of the franchise will find a lot of fun stuff.
The Witcher debuts on Netflix later this year. We’ll have more on the way from our interviews so stay tuned.