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In this episode of The Writer Experience, Court and Harry are joined by Lauren S. Hissrich, the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of the Netflix original series The Witcher, based on the book series Andrzej Sapkowski, which was recently reported as being the most in-demand TV show in the world.
In the episode, Lauren explains:
-Why specific stories were chosen from The Witcher books and short stories to be in the show (at 10:45)
-The thought process behind the show’s non-linear timeline and how it was inspired by Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (at 15:00)
-How her fans rallied behind #cookiedough to support her in the face of online haters (at 46:30)
-How she feels about people calling The Witcher the next Game of Thrones (at 49:30)
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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.
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