Netflix's 'The Witcher' Is 'Really Not' For Kids, Says Its Showrunner
Since Netflix announced that a live-action adaptation of The Witcher is in the works, its showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, has provided updates at every notable step along the way.
First up, Hissrich revealed which characters would be appearing in the series, and that filming would take place in Eastern Europe. She then explained how scripts may leak when casting began (and they did, but they were written with that in mind), before Henry Cavill was given the role of Geralt of Rivia.
Now, the showrunner has taken to Twitter to comment on the series' tone. And, yeah, just like CD Projekt Red's epic video game series, this one ain't for kids. Thankfully.
Just watched a cut of #Witcher with Ben, and the verdict is in: this show is not for 5-year-olds. Like, really not. #TalesOfAWorkingMom
- Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) January 27, 2019
Her tweet reads: "Just watched a cut of Witcher with Ben, and the verdict is in: this show is not for 5-year-olds. Like, really not."
But this is good news, of course. Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels, of which the upcoming series is based on, are full of blood, guts and gore, not to mention all the blue language. As are the games, which are all rated 18.
And if this didn't transfer to the franchise's first TV show, well, it simply wouldn't be The Witcher. But with Geralt being Geralt, Hissrich is likely hinting at something else, too. You know, what he gets up to in the bedroom. Or the bathroom. Or on the back of a stuffed unicorn...
Aye, the silver-haired fox will no doubt be his flirtatious self when the series eventually releases on the streaming service. When that will be, however, is currently unknown.
If Hissrich is watching episodes already, even though they're unfinished, there's a possibility that fans may see the show later this year. But really, 2020 is the most sensible prediction.
What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to the show? Did you expect it to have a mature rating? Let us know.
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