The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich says The Witcher Season 2 will focus on family, and do away with the multiple timelines format. To be honest this isn’t much of a surprise. I suspected that Season 2 would follow a more linear format considering Gerlat, Ciri and Yennefer are together now. As for family, well those three become a family as the story progresses, so this makes perfects sense.
The Wrap caught up with Hissrich last week and here is what she said about The Witcher Season 2.
“Probably my favorite additions for Season 2 are the new Witchers. Really, in Season 1, we got to know Geralt and he’s our prime example of a Witcher. And then there is one other Witcher, Remus, who we meet in Episode 103, who quickly dies (laughs). So it was, for us really, about getting Geralt back to his roots and sort of learning where he came from and what his story is and what his sense of family is.”
It was already revealed that Vesemir, Eskel, and Lambert would be showing up in Season 2. I suppose these characters could be called family of Geralt, or at least the only family he has known until now. Hissrich goes on to talk about this transition from Geralt’s known family to his new situation with Yen and Ciri.
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“When I talk about ‘The Witcher,’ I always talk about how these three characters coming together – Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer – they come together as a family. It’s the most important part of the series for me.”
“And when you start to imagine someone’s family, you also need to understand their family of origin. Sometimes that’s a mother and father, sometimes that’s blood relatives. For Geralt, it’s his brothers, it’s the brotherhood of the Witchers. So I’m really excited to get back in and meet Vesemir, his father figure, for the first time and all of these men that he was raised with since he was seven years old. And one of the benefits of quarantine is the public has gotten to know these actors a little bit, because they are very present on social media and we’ve been doing bakeoffs and we’ve been doing dance-offs. I think everyone has really gotten to know these actors a little bit better, too. And it’s exciting, because I think that sort of energy will be coming into Season 2.”
I have a rough idea where things will go in The Witcher Season 2. But I’m excited to see how the story is adapted for this Netflix version. Some critics were very critical of the multiple timelines in Season 1. I remember one critic who bashed the show after admitting to only watching one episode later in Season 1. I honestly do not get the critics on this one. The multiple timelines thing was easy to follow once you worked out what was happening in my opinion. Not only that, but I just thoroughly enjoyed this retelling of The Witcher story.
I can’t wait to see Season 2, whenever that might be. What do you think of Hissrich’s comments that The Witcher Season 2 will focus on family? Leave your thoughts below in the usual spot.
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SOURCE: The Wrap