Netflix’s The Witcher was a massive success. It became the most in-demand show of 2019 beating Star Wars: The Mandalorian. We know the show will be getting a second season in 2021 and it seems the next few episodes will play out a little differently than the first season as new The Witcher season 2 details have been revealed.
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Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 will be more linear than the first season according to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich who responded to some fan questions from The Witcher fans in a Reddit AMA session last week. Lauren claims the Netflix studio does not have a set launch date for Season 2 of the show but they also don’t want to rush the product. She claims “that doesn’t benefit anyone.”
Those of you who have watched the first season would know that it is often hard to keep track of what time and storyline the episodes are following due to the show’s time jumps between past and present. However, Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 will change the pace according to Hissrich who confirmed the story will be much more linear now that the characters have started to intersect.
When asked why the first season was planned the way it was, Hissrish said;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#74FB27″ class=”” size=”21″]“The narrative structure was put in place so that we could tell Geralt’s short stories (the foundation of the whole Witcher world, in my opinion), while Ciri and Yennefer could also be a part of the action,”[/perfectpullquote]
Hissrich also revealed that they originally had another timeline planned, one that would follow Renfri in her youth but it was cut due to it being too confusing and needing more scenes to be shot in order to lay the foundations for her character. She also touched on the challenges faced by the need to age characters through the timeline. Hissrich claimed, “it’s hard to show the passage of time when everyone looks the same, so we’ll be approaching that differently in S2”.
Have you watched Netflix’s The Witcher yet? What did you make of it?