The Witcher Showrunner Knows How Netflix Series Will End
With Netflix’s The Witcher series already having aired two seasons, and with two more planned, fans are wondering if showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has an idea for how things will end.
“It has been my goal with my executives at Netflix to always have an endpoint in mind, because, to me, when you start just writing stories without knowing where they’re going, you can get lost,” said Hissrich to Collider. “And what I think is so interesting about what we have figured out, to answer your question in two ways, yes, I absolutely know where the series is going to end. I know what season it’s going to end, I know how it’s going to end, which is very, very exciting.”
Hissrich also spoke about how, although the series is adapting a lot from Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher books, fans won’t know exactly how the upcoming seasons will go, especially due to the fact that the series is bringing various books into the same season.
“I think a lot of people believe that you sort of go into a season of television saying it’s going to be this book, but clearly that’s something that we have not been able to do because there are some books that are like Blood of Elves, which Season 2 sort of loosely was based around,” Hissrich explained. “It didn’t have enough action to keep us going, so we ended up having to bring parts of Baptism of Fire into it. Parts of the earlier short stories, I mean Declan’s episode, “A Grain of Truth,” was what kicked off Season 2. So immediately we know that we have to be flexible with how the books are split up versus how the seasons are split up and Declan’s right. I’ve been sort of turning that in my head since the very beginning.”
Based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is created and executive produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who also serves as the showrunner. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company are executive producing, along with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image.