The Witcher Showrunner Shares Her Excitement For Vesemir in Season 2
Earlier this year, the producers behind The Witcher shared the news that Kim Bodnia is joining the series as Vesemir. Within Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, Vesemir’s plays an important role in the Witcher universe. His addition to the series has a lot of fans excited for what’s to come. According to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, they won’t be disappointed.
While speaking with The Wrap, Hissrich discussed the new characters that will be joining the series next year. And it sounds like their primary function will be to shed new light on Geralt’s backstory.
“Probably my favorite additions for Season 2 are the new witchers,” said Hissrich. “Really, in Season 1, we got to know Geralt and he’s our prime example of a witcher. And then there is one other witcher, Remus, who we meet in Episode 103, who quickly dies (laughs). So it was, for us really, about getting Geralt back to his roots and sort of learning where he came from and what his story is and what his sense of family is.”
Hissrich also addressed the backlash over the decision to tell season 1’s story across multiple timelines. Fortunately, she confirmed that the series is abandoning this technique in season 2.
“Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts of Season 1 and I didn’t expect it to be as controversial as it was,” admitted Hissrich. “But it’s something I still stand behind, in terms of storytelling. What’s great though is they have intersected now. So what we’ll see in Season 2 is that all of our characters are existing on the same timeline. What that allows us to do storywise though is to play with time in slightly different ways. We get to do flashbacks, we get to do flash-forwards, we get to actually integrate time in a completely different way that we weren’t able to do in Season 1. “
The Witcher will premiere its second season on Netflix in 2021.
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