Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ is coming soon, and now we’re learning even more fun new details about the series. The series showrunner Lauren Hissrich was recently at a panel in Lucca, Italy, where she expanded upon the nature of the adaptation. Specifically, she shared what author Andrzej Sapkowski felt what was critical that needed to be present in the adaptation.
According to Hissrich:
“Sapkowski told me what was important to him: to tell the story of three orphans looking for a place in the world, touching on topics such as sexism, xenophobia, racism, society’s difficulty in accepting what is different. Much of the original content from the books remains, full of spectacular fights, incredible adventures, and monstrous creatures.”
For those unfamiliar with the source material, the “three orphans” are the central three characters we’ve been seeing hyped for the series: Henry Cavill‘s Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allen’s Princess Ciri, and Anya Chalotra‘s Yennefer of Vengerberg. The three have clearly been showcased as the center of this series so it seems that Hissrich has been fulfilling Sapkowski’s wish.
Personally, I’m excited to see how she has taken the source material and adapted it for the streaming giant.
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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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