The showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher, Lauren Hissrich, has teased the major storyline running throughout the upcoming second season, which includes how Geralt personally changes when both witchers and monsters are going extinct.
“Season one spans about thirty years for Geralt, so monsters aren’t going extinct that whole time,” Hissrich wrote on Reddit. “But it’s something we delve into a lot more (in both cases) in season two.”
She continued by explaining that there “was a fundamental issue” with witchers and monsters going extinct in the show because if monsters are not a prevalent factor in the world anymore, then Geralt wouldn’t be necessary. “It’s said a lot in the beginning of the books (and our series) that humans hate the Witchers, but also need them,” she wrote. “That’s the rub. Needing what you hate.”
“We needed the hatred in the series, to understand why our hero was an outsider,” she continued. “So we made the choice to keep the monsters more present for these thirty years.”
This specific storyline that Hissrich is working towards is a plot thread featured more in the best-selling books rather than in the video games from developer CD Projekt Red.
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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 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.