Netflix was clearly assured in The Witcher—a lot so, that it was renewed for a second season earlier than the primary season aired. Despite its common reward, the present’s producers plan to enhance upon lots of the points that confronted season one. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich hosted an AMA on Reddit, addressing lots of the followers’ questions and issues. There was rather a lot to get by means of, however just a few main factors of notice have been made. One of the highest complaints with season one needed to do with the dearth of readability when leaping across the three timelines (Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri), which Hissrich explains will probably be simpler to grasp in season two. She additionally famous that season two will dive deeper into Nilfgaard, to present extra of a proof on sure characters’ motivations.
Season one focuses on Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt—all of whom have seemingly separate tales happening throughout completely different timelines that finally merge close to the top. In reference to this, Hissrich explains that “the story will be much more linear, now that the three characters’ stories have started to intersect” in season two. She was additionally requested about reshoots, and elaborated on the shortened size of season two’s script:
Reshoots occur for 1,000,000 causes. In this case, there have been items of the primary episode that weren’t coming collectively for me. We had shot flashbacks of Renfri’s youth, for example, that have been overly complicated (including in yet one more timeline, ha), so these have been misplaced. But after they have been misplaced, we then misplaced among the nuance of Renfri in current day, so we needed so as to add a bit extra to these scenes to flesh them out. And the ultimate combat between them wasn’t as emotional as we wanted it to be — it didn’t carry the correct weight but. These are the rising pains of constructing a present — studying what works and doesn’t. For occasion, studying from that in S2, the scripts at the moment are MUCH shorter — so we’re not having to chop down the product in modifying as a lot.
Hissrich says season two will elaborate extra on Nilfgaard’s backstory and why Cahir and Fringilla assist its trigger. She acknowledged that season one may have explored it deeper:
Yes, we felt like we wanted to arrange a “bad guy” in S1 — nevertheless it’s our hope that we’ve added sufficient layers to Cahir and Fringilla that the viewers thinks “Wait, but THEY don’t seem insane. So what do they see in Nilfgaard? Maybe there’s more there than meets the eye?” Perhaps we didn’t go far sufficient in S1, to see extra behind Nilfgaard’s curtain — however it is going to positively be explored extra completely in S2.
Season one jumps across the timeline regularly (over the course of 30 years or extra) with the identical characters who seem to not age. A Redditor talked about this and steered giving Jaskier the Bard some facial hair to assist reveal the passage of time. Hissrich stated this will probably be approached in another way for the following season:
And sure, we dropped the ball on ageing [Jaskier] up over the course of the present. It’s laborious to indicate the passage of time when everybody seems the identical, so we’ll be approaching that in another way in S2.
The Witcher season two is at the moment in manufacturing and scheduled to launch someday 2021. Hissrich clarified that they don’t have an actual launch date but, explaining “we don’t yet have a target launch date for season two, past 2021. We don’t want to rush the product. That doesn’t benefit anyone.”
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