The Witcher Creator Shares Emotional Final Scene with Geralt and Ciri
The producer and creator of the Netflix show The Witcher shares a picture on Twitter of her, Geralt and Ciri watching the finale of season one together.
Netflix’s The Witcher aired in its entirety on December 20, 2019, and quickly became one of the streaming giant’s biggest success stories of their original titles. Originally a series of books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher TV show explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the show has shared a picture on Twitter of the final day they shot the very last scene of the 8th episode of The Witcher season one, capturing a time they could all be together (before the COVID-19 outbreak) and emotionally watching the playback as a team.
If you have watched The Witcher’s finale you’ll know exactly what scenes they are feasting their eyes on but for those who haven’t had the pleasure yet or can’t quite recall, episode 8 ‘Much More’ sees the powerful sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and her fierce band of mages prepare for battle at Snodden Hill to stall the Nilfgardian army from invading the Northern Kingdoms after the sacking of Cintra and also Geralt as he makes his way back to Kaer Morhen, ghoul-like creatures rise from the ground and attack him leaving a nasty, poisonous wound on his leg. Grunting that it’s “Not a happy ending after all,” as he falls to the ground.
It’s certainly no surprise that the show’s creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is missing being with the cast given how incredible they all were in the series. In March, Netflix took the difficult but important decision to suspend production on the second season of The Witcher due to the devastating worldwide effects of the coronavirus virus but thankfully, the show’s production team will continue to be paid by Netflix during these strange and scary times. On a happier note though, season 2 is going to be made and we will, at some stage, get to lay eyes on it. As a huge Witcher fan of the game and of the TV show, this was music to my ears. Lauren S. Hissrich gushed on Twitter about her excitement that her show is being renewed stating “I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us,” whilst attaching an image of two swords from the show to her tweet as well.
For something to look forward to while we await the second season, Netflix announced a few of the new faces that will be joining the cast of The Witcher. The seven new cast members to join the series is Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca. For those of you who love Killing Eve, you’ll notice a familiar face in the next season. Kim Bodnia, who plays the role of Konstantin in the spy-action thriller, will play Geralt’s father figure and the oldest Witcher on the continent, Vesemir.
If Vesemir happens to be your favorite character, you’re in luck as Netflix is giving the most experienced Witcher his own animated show. Though The Witcher is well known from CD Projekt RED’s video game trilogy, the Netflix series is based on the eight-book saga of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. There is a wealth of material within Sapkowski’s novels and short stories, but Nightmare of the Wolf will not adapt any of them. Instead, Netflix is looking to tell an entirely new story about the beloved character who will be introduced in the show’s upcoming second season.
It seems the series’ launch has had a positive effect on the games, as it caused a large resurgence in The Witcher 3′s player count — which hit over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, more players than during its launch. As for its source material, the publisher of The Witcher novel series is reprinting 500,000 copies to meet demand following the show’s success.
Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.