Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the creator of The Witcher, has scored a huge agreement with Netflix that might transform the landscape of the fantasy series forever.
Netflix plans to turn Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series into its own “equivalent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe” in addition to the upcoming second season, an anime spinoff due in August, and a prequel miniseries presently in production.
Polygon reports that Hissrich struck a multi-year deal with Netflix this week (August 19) that will see him create and produce “scripted series programming and other creative projects” for Netflix in the future after the Witcher franchise.
Her parts in The Witcher, the animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and The Witcher: Blood Origin will remain unaffected by her departure.
We are so happy to have found a home at Netflix and can’t wait to continue what has been an incredible creative partnership,” she said. However, Hissrich noted that he was looking forward to working on additional fascinating projects for the worldwide audience in the future.
According to the showrunner, “The Witcher Season 1 is not written from the perspective of a white American lady.” Instead, there’s a whole writers’ room full of people of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds.
In this fantasy saga, the geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, strives to find his place in a world where people are frequently more evil than creatures.
The worldwide CEO of Netflix’s TV division, Bela Bajaria, described Hissrich as a “formidable talent” with a “strong creative vision and diverse skill-set.”
As a result of Lauren’s work on The Witcher, Bajaria said, “she has cemented her reputation as a great creator and showrunner, and we look forward to collaborating with her on future projects.”
The Witcher season 1 is now available on Netflix in the United States. In 2021, the second season will debut on December 17. But, unfortunately, fans of the show have to wait for just a little while longer for the show to premiere on the platform.