The Witcher Showrunner Explains Her Writing Process

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Lauren Hissrich, the showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher series, continues to be a fount of knowledge and wisdom. We’ve reached the point where she is a must-follow for any Witcher fans. She hinted at the show’s massive casting news before the ensemble became known. Now she’s giving us an inside look at crafting a multimillion dollar TV show.

In a rapid succession of Tweets, Hissrich described the intricacies and general issues with casting and creating a show. Thankfully, she confirms that it’s been fun to produce The Witcher, and that things are going as smoothly as possible.


Hissrich’s return to social media has yielded a bounty of stories and updates. Following the Ciri casting backlash, Hissrich briefly took a hiatus from Twitter. Upon her return shortly after, she provided proof that she’d completed the series finale script. She then gave sound advice on how to deal with all the haters in the world, of whom there are many. She’s been handling the trolling with deftness, and we’re all benefiting.

We have plenty of other Witcher related stuff to tide us over until the show debuts. We can always speculate on Geralt’s main foe in the show and analyze the cast. The franchise may own the strongest cosplay scene in all of gaming. A spinoff title, Thronebreaker, drops October 23, and a comic series, The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame, debuts December 19. If you’re into the legal side of things, it seems like we may have a lawsuit brewing as well. Perhaps best of all, CD Projekt Red keeps dropping cool in-game secrets in honor the the franchise’s 11th anniversary.

We are still waiting to hear about the release date for Netflix’s The Witcher. When we do, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. To make sure you don’t miss a single story, follow DFTG on Facebook and Twitter.

Drew Weissman230 Posts

Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).


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