Netflix’s The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has discussed the interactions between herself and the fans, and how these fans have influenced her writing and the show as a whole.
Speaking at a roundtable interview via ComicBook.com, Hissrich noted that fans on social media aid the cast and crew on making the show.
“I think you come into a show, and certainly when I came in and I met with the writers on the first day, I had ways that I wanted to tell the stories,” Hissrich said. “Much like you do with a writer’s room, which is there’s nine of us in there, and my way isn’t always going to be the best way, and the sooner that I learn that the easiest it is to do my job.”
“There are definitely times where on Twitter people would point things out to me that I would say like, ‘Oh. Hmm, I hadn’t thought of it that way,’ and I would bring it back into the writer’s room, and it’s about not story driving itself, but to make sure that we were looking at all the different perspectives,” she continued. “I guess that’s the best way to put it.”
“Obviously there are trolls on Twitter,” Hissrich stated. “There’s also a lot of people who just really care and [want] their opinions to get across, and that’s why I always chose to delve in and talk to people. If you were rude, if you were an asshole, then I would not talk to you, but if you just were concerned that I was going to mess up what you loved, hopefully I could be some reassurance for that.”
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Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher is set to be released later this year 2019 and also stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other cast members include Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Emma Appleton, Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Maciej Musiał, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Anna Shaffer.