Whenever I think of the Witcher Netflix series coming out, I get overcome with an odd anxiety. I really want the series to succeed because the Witcher is my favourite franchise of all time and to have it exposed to such a new colossal audience will be amazing. If they don’t mess it up, that is. However, the people in charge seem to have a lot of faith that they’re going to nail it.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich recently spoke to SFX magazine (via Gamesradar) and when she was asked about a second season being planned she said, “Oh hell, yeah! Second season? I’ve done it for seven seasons!”
But before we get too excited, the first season still needs to be a hit to guarantee that many seasons. Hissrich knows this full well as she continued with, “We don’t have a second season yet – God willing we will – but right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?’” And finished off with “The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.”
A whole lot is riding on this first season and if they nail it, this might be the next huge fantasy show that sweeps the world. To think that the Witcher might be an internationally recognized brand is an exciting thought, but it all hinges on the season that comes out a month from now on the 20th of December.