Anyone familiar with the books or videogames for ‘The Witcher’ can guess that the upcoming Netflix series will be violent. However, as it is now going to be in a live-action format, it has been unclear as to what exactly we can expect from it. As the streaming giant hasn’t given us enough previews to hazard a guess so far, the question was recently posed to showrunner Lauren Hissrich as to how her adaptation would end up feeling.
Thankfully, her response doesn’t disappoint. As to the violence in ‘The Witcher’?
“Very brutal…we are not shy about the adult themes present in the original material. The novels contemplate sexism, racism, and war with a lot of politics. Let’s say five-year-olds shouldn’t watch it.”
I’m hoping that no one would have thought that this would be a series that would have been good to have a five-year-old playing with their Lego in the background while you watched, but thankfully the showrunner is letting potential fans know when not to have it on. I suspect that the upcoming trailer will likely highlight at least some of the adult themes from the series.
Hissrich also previously stressed that “We’re not adapting the videogames, it’s a straight adaptation of the books.” The stories in the novels were far more eager to tackle social issues, and we’ll see that play out on the small screen.
Are you eager to check out ‘The Witcher’ when it comes to Netflix? Do you feel that the series would be appropriate to stream while there are children in the room? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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,” Netflix said. “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.
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