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Netflix’s The Witcher Showrunner Has To Defend Fake Script On Social Media – You Couldn’t Make This Up

This one is a strange story, but stick with me for a moment. Netflix is making a TV show based on The Witcher, a series of novels written by author Andrzej Sapkowski and a popular series of video games by developers CDPR. If you have no idea what this series is about, feel free to check out our little primer for the show HERE.

The Showrunner for this series Lauren S. Hissrich‏ has been very active on social media, updating fans on how things are progressing etc. Hissrich has already stated that casting was getting underway for the various roles, and she warned fans to be careful of leaked scripts form the casting process. Hissrich told fans the scripts being used were 100% fake and to not be concerned by any of the content contained within when they eventually get leaked online. You can check out our story covering this in the related section below.

RELATED: Casting Has Begun On Netflix’s The Witcher

Of course, you already have probably worked out what’s coming next. Yep, the scripts have indeed leaked online and Hissrich has had to respond to worried fans who have read these fake scripts and want to complain about the story decisions made. Check out Hissrich’s tweet below.


As far as I am concerned these fans should have been either following Hissrich on Twitter or keeping up to tabs with news about this show on LRM, then they would be already aware that these are all fake. Tut tut.

There are many other concerned fans on this Twitter feed, despite Hissrich’s statements before and now, so let’s just highlight again the key statement Hissrich gives here to a specific fan.

“We write scenes to evoke specific emotional reactions in actors. Ego, jealousy, confidence, pain, pleasure. We need to see the full spectrum. We lean AWAY from actual scenarios, so as not to spoil. Trust me.”

That’s it folks, stop overreacting, or getting worried that these fake scripts show you how much they are going to deviate from the source novels. For a start, Sapkowski has been quite heavily involved with this show and is said to be very happy with the scripts he has seen, whereas he was famously unhappy with the story content of the video games (I don’t know why I loved them). Hissrich has also shown a real passion for these stories so far on social media and keeps reiterating her desire to get this right.

Personally, other than Game of Thrones Season 8 and its successor (currently dubbed The Long Night), this is my most anticipated TV show in production right now. Are you as excited by the prospect of a TV show based on The Witcher as I am? Sound off in the usual place below.

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SOURCE: Lauren S. Hissrich (via Twitter)

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