Netflix’s The Witcher Showrunner Says The Series Will Be “Very Brutal”

The Witcher

We’ve known for quite some time now that Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series won’t be taking much from the CD Projekt RED video games, drawing instead from the original source material of the books. While many gamers may not be too thrilled about the idea, according to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, this is really the only way to adapt The Witcher correctly. As such, the upcoming series will feature many of the adult themes from the books, such as sexism and racism.

Hissrich recently opened up about the themes fans can expect to see presented in The Witcher Netflix series. In an interview with Italian website Corriere, When asked about the show’s violence and other mature content, Hissrich revealed that it is “very brutal,” and that they are “not shy about the adult themes” that have been adapted from the books.

The novels contemplate sexism, racism, and war with a lot of politics. Let’s say five-year-olds shouldn’t watch it.”

This of course lines up with previous comments Lauren S. Hissrich has made about the series, with a near-constant emphasis on how the series will be staying true to the books. Given that we still don’t have a release date yet, those looking to brush up on the source material still have some time with which to do so. Those looking for a more visual experience can check out some new set images recently released featuring Geralt, Yennefer, and more.

Netflix’s The Witcher series is expected to release later this year.

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Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2046 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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