The Witcher’s Showrunner Responds To Criticism Over The Netflix Series’ Adaptation

The Witcher’s Showrunner Responds To Criticism Over The Netflix Series’ Adaptation
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It’s been two weeks since The Witcher’s first season debuted on Netflix, and while the reviews from the critics have been quite mixed, the fans seem to love the show. However, that doesn’t mean that the show adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel series hasn’t received any criticism from its fanbase.

For the most part, Netflix’s version of The Witcher has been praised because, for the most part, it has stayed true to the novel series. But, like with the Game of Thrones television adaptation, there are some differences between the television series and the novel series.

On Twitter, a fan of the series offered Lauren Hissrich, who is The Witcher’s showrunner, a bit of constructive criticism regarding a change that the television series made. You can check out her response below.

After the show’s debut back in December, The Witcher’s showrunner said that she knows fans won’t like some of the changes that the show is going to make while adding that each choice they made was difficult and was always very well thought out.

“As writers, we understand that — even when given rationale — fans may not agree with the changes we made. And that’s fine!” said The Witcher’s showrunner. “We had to make hard choices, and we didn’t get them right every time. But it’s important to me that fans know those choices weren’t made lightly. Ever.”

If you’ve already seen season one in its entirety, then you know that the show’s timeline is all over the place. Luckily, that’s going to change in season 2, which will feature a far more linear timeline. During an interview with GamesRadar, Lauren Hissrich said that in season 2 “the story becomes much more focused” as they follow-up on all of the relationships that were established in season 1.

Production for The Witcher’s second season isn’t scheduled to begin until this spring, which means that it won’t be released on Netflix until early next year at the soonest. But, some are speculating that it’ll probably arrive on the streaming service in the summer of 2021.

If you can’t wait until then to see what happens next with Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer, then you can always check out the novel series, which recently sold out on Amazon. Luckily, they’ve said that more will be in stock within the next two weeks.

Each episode from season one The Witcher is available now for streaming on Netflix. There are eight episodes in total, each spanning roughly an hour.