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News movies & tv series 26 March 2021, 11:50

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

The Witcher's Showrunner Says Season 2 Will Increase Its Scope

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has revealed some details about the second season of The Witcher. The continuation of the series is to be characterized by a much larger scope.

Work on the second season of The Witcher has been going on for a really long time. Some of the delays are due to the ongoing pandemic and problems on set, such as Henry Cavill's injury. However, this does not discourage the creators, who continue to pursue the ambitious plans they have set for the second season. In an interview with SyFy Wire, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that her team was already involved in creating the sequel before the show premiered in December 2019. However, its huge success allowed for changes to be made to the original plans and the project to increase in scope.

"In terms of the production, the renewal gave everyone permission to take a lot more chances, bigger gambles. It just gives everyone that sense of confidence they need to find new levels. Some of the things we're working on right now are just beyond comprehension in terms of size and scope."

In addition, Schmidt Hissrich revealed that she and her team allowed themselves to make numerous changes to the script. They rewatched the first season of The Witcher to see which threads should be developed, abandoned, or changed. As a result of the changes, the series is expected to focus more on character development and highlighting their personal goals. The character of Ciri was given as an example. Lauren jokingly admitted that her character's storyline boils down to a never-ending escape. The second season of the series will put more emphasis on her character, her experiences and emotions. The showrunner also revealed that current world events have influenced The Witcher's storyline.

"Real-world stuff constantly impacts how we tell our stories. The best thing about fantasy is that it's innately political. It's about a world that reflects our own. It's about the real issues that plague our society. We're constantly dealing with racism, homophobia, sexism, misogyny, and classism. It just goes on and on and on. So 100 percent, what continues to happen in the real world absolutely impacts not just what we write, but how it's directed and how the actors portray it."

If the words of the showrunner are to be believed, the second season of The Witcher may present us with a completely new quality. Given the success of the first season and the recent CGI tweaks made by the filmmakers, her words seem credible. However, we still have to wait for the effects of the work of the whole team. Netflix still hasn't revealed the series' premiere date.

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