The Witcher Showrunner Returns to Twitter with Finale Script in Hand
Two weeks ago, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher series, quit Twitter due to harassment. Thankfully, she returned today and gave her followers a big announcement regarding the show’s progress.
Earlier this afternoon, Hissrich posted a screenshot of a script she’s recently been working on. The image provides no spoilers, but provides fans with the total number of episodes in the show’s pilot season. Many Netflix shows offer an octet for their first years, so this fits in with the company’s history.
Remember when I said I was leaving to write the finale?
I missed you guys! ❤️🐺⚔️ pic.twitter.com/tZyVpbrAiy
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 24, 2018
Fans of Hissrich and The Witcher should be ecstatic about the showrunner’s return to social media. Her tweets should continue to provide valuable insight into the show’s progress and direction. Unfortunately, given the cause of her brief hiatus, happiness probably won’t be a universally shared feeling.
Hissrich quit Twitter last week due to a fierce stream of hate stemming from the casting of Ciri. Netflix originally sought a minority actress for the role, and a number of individuals expressed their unhappiness. She announced her decision to leave Twitter on September 11 to focus on her writing. Thankfully, her time off seems to have proven fruitful.
It's time for a Twitter hiatus. The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more — or we won't have a damn finale. Be back soon with more insight and more Roach. Be nice to each other, okay?
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 10, 2018
As for the show’s cast, much remains in doubt. Rumors have begun to circle that Netflix is no longer seeking a minority actress to play Ciri. The backlash may have been too much for the company to ignore. However, the only announced casting remains Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Until more names are revealed—quite possibly via Hissrich’s Twitter—we can only speculate and enjoy her posts.
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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).