Interview With Lauren Hissrich About Season 3 And The Witcher Series Endgame
Season 2 of The Witcher has finally arrived, and the fantasy series has leveled up in its sophomore season. A bigger budget means better special effects and beautiful cinematography centered around Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer. The Witcher has of course been renewed for season 3, and the executive producer speaks out about what comes next for the series. Let’s find out what this interview with Lauren Hissrich reveals about this latest season of the hit Netflix series, and where it will go next.
Lauren Hissrich Interview Focuses on Adapting the Witcher Books for Screen
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Hissrich has had seven seasons of The Witcher mapped out since season 1 began. The show follows the books by Andrzej Sapkowski – with plenty of visual homages to the video games. In an interview with Collider, Lauren Hissrich said the following.
“…My utmost goal and the reason I started with seven years is because I wanted to stay true to the books. I don’t feel the need for our story to go beyond where the books go. I think Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer, he had a natural end in mind. Now actually, since we started the show, he has released more books, so we’ll have to see how that fits into it.”
The Witcher Season 3 Will Include a Major Storyline from Blood of Elves
Story time within story time. | Image via Netflix.
Hissrich is also approaching the series as a holistic adaptation of the books, drawing from all of the source material as she writes the show. Season 2 of The Witcher largely focused on stories from the book Blood of Elves, but at least one major storylines from that text has been pushed to season 3.
As the interview with Lauren Hissrich revealed:
“I’m not in a rush to get through these stories, you know?” Says Hissrich. “We approximately do a book a season. But we also make sure that the stories from that book are best in that season of our television show. So sometimes we move those chess pieces around a little bit. There’s a big story from Blood of Elves that we’re gonna do in Season 3 for instance. Or there was a short story that we couldn’t fit in Season 1, so we put it in Season 2. We try to be pretty flexible with that.”
No word yet on when we can expect season 3 of The Witcher to hit Netflix, but it is good to know that the showrunners have a plan for how long the series will run. Still, at least from the interview, it seems like Lauren Hissrich and her colleagues are happy where they are, and they want to tell Witcher stories for a long time to come.
Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.