In an interview with the Italian website Corriere, already preparing for Lucca Comics & Games 2019, which takes place between October 30th and November 3rd, Lauren Hissrich commented on the approach she took in "The Witcher".
According to the producer, the series is intended for adult audiences.
“It's all brutal. At no time were we afraid to use the adult themes of the books. The work contemplates sexism, racism, war, and also has a lot of politics. Let's say it's not something made for children to watch. ”
The Witcher's plot revolves around wizard Geralt (Henry Cavill), a monster hunter who gets rid of huge pests for good money. Mutant, he struggles to find his place in a world in which people often turn out to be crueler than the creatures he faces. The wizard also has a foster daughter, Ciri, an important character in books and games who also acts as a warrior and witch.
Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the original works, will act as a script consultant. Tomasz Bagiński, who directed the introductory videos of the three games in the video game series, will direct at least one episode of the debut season.
The Witcher debuts on Netflix later this year.