The Witcher Netflix Series Features Monsters And “Very Adult” Situations
The Witcher is among one of the most beloved fantasy series in gaming (and books) at the moment, with fans finding plenty to appreciate about the stories’ massive scope and notably mature subject matter. The series’ upcoming Witcher Netflix adaptation appears to be taking a similar mindset, as showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirms Geralt‘s live-action adventure will also feature a bevy of content very much not meant for kids.
In a new interview with EW, Hissrich answered numerous questions regarding the upcoming Witcher series, including the tone one might expect on a diverse streaming platform such as Netflix. To the likely relief of fans, the showrunner confirmed the Henry Cavill-led program will indeed be a “very adult show,” one depicting all the violence and sexual content that one might expect from a live-action Witcher Netflix series.
“It’s a very adult show,” Hissrich explained. “I will add it was important to me that any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value. I think audiences are really savvy and know when we’re doing stuff to just shock them versus do stuff that really drives the story.”
I’ve been rewatching dailies and my kids aren’t allowed to look at the screen anymore after one of them snuck around and saw something they shouldn’t have seen and it scared him.”
In addition to a more “adult” tone, Hissrich revealed the show will also carry significant “monster and horror” elements. “Geralt’s a monster hunter so from the very beginning we talked about how to show these monsters and the humans they interact with,” she added. “I think people are going to be surprised by how many monsters we were able to do and how integral they are to story. It really feels like the monster stories become analogs for bigger things happening in the world right now in different political phenomenons.”
With a release date for the series currently slated for sometime in the next few months, the first footage for the anticipated adaptation is expected to go live relatively soon; though it’s currently unknown when exactly that might happen. Lauren S. Hissrich may be credited as showrunner, but she’s unfortunately alongside the fans in waiting for the debut trailer to see its glorious release. “Obviously, things are ramping up and I cannot wait for fans to see something so I hope it’s soon.”
Season 1 of The Witcher Netflix series is set to premiere later this year.
What do you think? Are you glad violence and sex are here to stay in the Witcher Netflix series, or are you just hoping this means a recreation of Geralt’s iconic bath scene? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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