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The Witcher: Lauren S. Hissrich Remembers The West Wing Writing Start

The Witcher: Lauren S. Hissrich Remembers The West Wing Writing Start

It's been nearly a week since news broke that production on the second season of Netflix's The Witcher was halted after "multiple" confirmed positive COVID test results. Series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich wasted no time taking to social media to keep fans informed, tweeting about the production pause, and when filming at Arborfield […]

The Witcher EP Lauren S. Hissrich Promises Well Be Back Soon

The Witcher EP Lauren S. Hissrich Promises "We'll Be Back Soon"

On Saturday, reports surfaced that The Witcher had halted production on the second season of the Henry Cavill (Geralt)-starring Netflix series after "multiple" confirmed positive COVID test results. Those who tested positive were reportedly isolated and not among the lead cast, with the streaming service moving ahead on an isolated round of testing on everyone involved […]

The Witcher: Henry Cavill Studio-Bound Ahead of England COVID Lockdown

The Witcher: Henry Cavill Studio-Bound Ahead of England COVID Lockdown

If there's one thing The Witcher showrunner/EP Lauren S. Hissrich, cast members Henry Cavill (Geralt), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and the team behind the Netflix series have been able to do over the past several months is learn to roll with the punches. While the Halloween weekend brought a couple of treats for viewers […]

The Witcher Stuffed Halloween Candy Pillow Cases with Season 2 Treats

The Witcher Stuffed Halloween Candy Pillow Cases with Season 2 Treats

You have to give the folks over at Netflix's The Witcher a ton of credit for at least one thing: they know how to serve up the treats to kick off viewers' Halloween weekends the right way. While series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich, cast members Henry Cavill (Geralt), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Anya […]

Maybe The Witcher Season 2 Could Use Just a Dash of Street Fighter

Maybe The Witcher Season 2 Could Use Just a Dash of "Street Fighter"?

Okay, we'll admit it. We've been a little remiss in checking in with the day-to-day production operations of Netflix's The Witcher. If we needed to come up with an excuse to defend ourselves (hypothetically), we'd say that we've taken the "quiet" as a good sign that second-season production was chugging along fine so who are […]

The Witcher Season 2 Images Show Yennefer in Some Pretty Rough Shape

The Witcher Season 2 Images Show Yennefer in Some Pretty Rough Shape

Welcome to Netflix's third day of second-season first-looks at The Witcher, as series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich and her team continue grinding the production's gears to finish the fantasy-drama highly-anticipated follow-up season. Previously, we had Henry Cavill's new streamlined Geralt look (with "Bat-nipples" and cool cascading shoulder armor) and Freya Allan's Ciri in […]

The Witcher Season 2 Preview: Ciris Deadly Serious Season Overview

The Witcher Season 2 Preview: Ciri's Deadly Serious; Season Overview

Looks like this is going to be a pretty good week for fans of The Witcher, with Netflix and the folks behind the righteously popular fantasy offering viewers another preview of what they can expect when the second season arrives. Following up on Monday's release of Henry Cavill's new streamlined Geralt look (with "Bat-nipples" and […]

The Witcher: Basil Eidenbenz Joins Season 2 Cast as Witcher Eskel

The Witcher: Basil Eidenbenz Joins Season 2 Cast as Witcher Eskel

On Wednesday, fans of Netflix's The Witcher learned that production on the second season had suffered a COVID-related hit to the cast, with Thue Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) taking to Instagram to announce they will not be able to tackle the role of Eskel during the second season- a victim of "rescheduling because of […]

The Witcher Season 2 COVID Delay Forces Thue Rasmussen from Eskel

The Witcher Season 2 COVID Delay Forces Thue Rasmussen from Eskel

Until now, things in The Witcher corner of the pop culture universe were rolling along pretty well as production on the Netflix series resumed in a COVID-safe way, with showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich keeping fans updated on how things were rolling. Along the way, we learned that director Stephen Surjik finished filming […]

The Witcher: Blood Origin Intros Writers Proud Witcher Mom Approves

The Witcher: Blood Origin Intros Writers; "Proud Witcher Mom" Approves

For Netflix's The Witcher, this has been a week of hellos and goodbyes. Series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich bid a fond farewell to director Stephen Surjik, who finished filming his two episodes (a three-month schedule that ended up lasting nearly a year) and who Hissrich praised for "his vision, leadership, spirit, and […]

The Witcher Season 2: Game of Thrones Becomes On-Set Cautionary Tale

The Witcher Season 2: Game of Thrones Becomes On-Set Cautionary Tale

One thing that's impressed us the most is how the social media community approach offers a look at not just the day-to-day machinations but also the little things that have profound creative impacts on how the production flows.[caption id="attachment_1265827" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Witcher Season 1 (CREDIT: Katalin Vermes)[/caption]Perfect example? A tweet posted on Hissrich that[...]

The Witcher Making Of Trailer Gets Proper Jaskier-Friendly Edit

The Witcher "Making Of" Trailer Gets Proper Jaskier-Friendly Edit

Making The Witcher's Favourite Bard.[caption id="attachment_1257909" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jaskier’s Unauthorized and Unofficial Trailer | Making The Witcher | Netflix[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63K2xqIaFdENow here's a look at a trailer that clearly has a distinct anti-Jaskier tone to it, and one that we hope the streaming service will use as a "teachable moment" to better appreciate the real "rockstars" on[...]

The Witcher Director Stephen D Surjik Reveals Season 2 Is Now Filming

The Witcher Director Stephen D Surjik Reveals Season 2 Is Now Filming

While The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich is usually our source for production updates on the second season, today we have to give props to director Stephen D. Surjik (The Umbrella Academy) for the assist. The last time we checked in, we were able to see how the two were practicing social distancing on set […]

The Witcher: Lauren S. Hissrich Posts Updates from Season 2 Set

The Witcher: Lauren S. Hissrich Posts Updates from Season 2 Set

If it's a day ending in "Y," then it's a good time to check in with The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich on social media to see how things are going now that production on the second season is back underway. Our overall takeaway from the following two posts: COVID-19 care is being […]

The Witcher: Blood Origin: Netflix Orders 6-Ep Live-Action Spinoff

The Witcher: Blood Origin: Netflix Orders 6-Ep Live-Action Spinoff

A little more than a week after series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich teased more "inspired fits of lunacy" (and unicorns?) in the second season of The Witcher, Netflix is offering up a serious franchise spoiler. On Monday morning, the streaming service announced that the popular fantasy drama is spinning-off a new, 6-part, […]

The Witcher Season 2: Did Lauren S. Hissrich Just Hint at Unicorns

The Witcher Season 2: Did Lauren S. Hissrich Just Hint at Unicorns?

With it now a month before production on the second season of Netflix's The Witcher is set to resume in the U.K. (fingers crossed, with the focus on health and safety first), we thought we'd check in on series showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich to see what she's been up to on social media. […]

The Witcher Season 2 Finds Its Vesemir in Killing Eve Star Kim Bodnia

"The Witcher" Season 2 Finds Its Vesemir in "Killing Eve" Star Kim Bodnia

One week after Netflix's The Witcher revealed seven additions to the second season of the popular streaming service series, we're learning the name of another person set to join Henry Cavill (Geralt), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Joey Batey (Jaskier) over in the U.K. Killing Eve star Kim Bodnia will be joining the series in the […]


The Witcher Breaks Netflix Viewing Records &#8211 But Was Sorcery At Play

"The Witcher" Breaks Netflix Viewing Records – But Was Sorcery At Play?

So, it's no secret that Netflix's The Witcher has become a massive success, with loads of people watching it and the streaming service having already smashed the "order season 2" button. Just how much of a succcess has the series been? Netflix reports that over the past four weeks, the show has conjured up viewership […]

The Witcher: Henry Cavill Offers Update on Season 2 [VIDEO]

"The Witcher": Henry Cavill Offers Update on Season 2 [VIDEO]

Fans of The Witcher are liking what they're seeing of Netflix's adaptation, with the first season doing its part to set up the backstories for our main players – but now one question remains unanswered. When will Henry Cavill's (Justice League) next turn as Geralt be happening? Because us "geek folk" can be a bit impatient […]