It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any news about the Witcher TV series that is supposedly going to be coming to Netflix at some point. But now we’ve gotten some new news, in the form of information about who’s going to be running the show. The showrunner is Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
If that doesn’t sound familiar to you, we’ve got some information. Hissrich was a writer and producer for the second season of Daredevil along with The Defenders, both of them very well-received Netflix series that also, weirdly enough, focus on superpowered metahumans. She was also a staff writer on the political drama The West Wing, which focused on the day-to-day goings-on of a fictional United States President.
Considering that The Witcher focuses not only on metahumans and weird monsters but also a good bit of politics, Hissrich sounds like the perfect sort of person to run the Witcher series, even if we don’t yet know who all is going to be in it, what any overarching plot will be, or indeed any sort of information like that.
The Witcher previously had a television series back in its native Poland, called “The Hexer”. However, it got a bad wrap due to big changes form the source material and the awful pilot movie that was supposed to essentially be the show chopped up into a two-hour timeframe. This came even in spite of Witcher author Andrezj Sapkowski helping with the writing.
Hopefully the Witcher TV series that’s being created now is going to be a lot better, especially since it isn’t going to first try and be a thirteen-episode series crammed into two hours. Either way, until we can see more of the series and get more information about it, all we can do is look forward and hope that it’s good.