The Witcher spoilers follow.
The Witcher boss Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has addressed one of the most-debated plot points in the new season, assuring fans will get answers in due course.
The new instalment sees the return of the titular monster-killing protagonist, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), as well as Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) and sorcerer Yennefer (Anya Chalotra).
After the series was released on Netflix, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich took to Twitter to tackle some of its most burning issues. Particularly, many were upset that this second chapter differs in a significant way from the source material, the series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Parting from the books, season two of The Witcher includes the death of Geralt’s friend Eskel (Basil Eidenbenz).
While the witcher character was portrayed as more charming in season one, in this new instalment Eskel appears to be different — and fans didn’t fail to notice.
In response to first reactions, Hissrich said that she can’t “stay away” from fans’ opinions and she will be doing a Q&A after the festive period to answer questions in detail.
This is a really good question, so it deserves a really honest answer:
It’s December 21st. The show came out 4 days ago, and of course, after spending 2.5 years of my life on it, I’m curious what fans are saying (not just critics). That’s an understatement. I cannot stay away. https://t.co/NwAbpyEVxv
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) December 21, 2021
“It’s December 21st. The show came out 4 days ago, and of course, after spending 2.5 years of my life on it, I’m curious what fans are saying (not just critics). That’s an understatement. I cannot stay away,” she tweeted.
She also teased that fans will know more about Eskel’s death and the relationship between Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri moving forward with another season.
“I want to assure them I hear them, they’re not screaming into a void. But I don’t have time — or shouldn’t take THIS time — to get into a long debate on why Eskel died, or when G/Y/C will bond. (Psst S3).”
The Witcher season 1 and 2 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.