Netflix’s The Witcher series has recently launched its second season, but in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich spoke about one of her biggest regrets from the first season of the show.
“I have to say that in season one, I don’t think that we paid enough attention to Ciri’s story,” Hissrich said when asked about adapting so many strong female characters in the series. “It’s one of my big regrets watching that season. And so we worked really hard this season to make sure that we felt like we were on the path a lot more with Ciri, with Freya and sort of allowing her to fully explore this character.”
Hissrich went on to note that their focus is continuing on showing that Ciri will be one of the most important characters in the series as it continues.
“And I also think setting up the fact that Ciri becomes increasingly important in the series as it goes. Any book lover will tell you that she starts to become the center of this narrative. And we also wanted to make sure we were setting that up.”
Season 2 introduced a handful of new characters portrayed by Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve), Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders), Yasen Atour (Young Wallender), Agnes Bjorn, Basil Eidenbenz (Fast and Furious 9), Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl), Mecia Simson (Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model), and more.
Based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is created and executive produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who also serves as the showrunner. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company executive produce along with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image.