Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner for Netflix’s new show The Witcher, reveals the original, extended end for the last episode of season 1.
Lauren S. Hissrich, showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher, shown an extended alternate ending scene for 1. The show debuted on December 20 and became one of their streaming platform’s most in-demand series despite mixed reviews. Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt the titular Witcher, of Rivia, the narrative follows his character as he is thrust into a power battle occurring in the world of The Continent.
Season 1 introduces audiences to Yennefer and Princess Ciri of all Vengerberg, played by Freya Allen and Anya Chalotra. These three make up the core cast of the series, despite being separated for the majority of the season. Before year 1 premiered, Netflix had revived The Witcher for period two, demonstrating the streaming agency had plenty of faith in its own new fantasy show.
The eight-episode first season was an easy binge for lovers and new viewers alike, but couldn’t fit in everything from Andrzej Sapkowski’s first publication from which the series is based on. Thankfully, season 2 is going to be the perfect opportunity to dig deeper into his first short stories and books, and Hissrich even shared that she has the narrative planned through season 7.
Certainly, the ideas are constantly flowing and evolving with the team supporting The Witcher, and Hissrich has been very transparent with fans about the creation of this sequence. She’s sharing the original idea she had for the season 1 finale of the show. Hissrich took to Twitter to split the first, extended ending for now 1’s closing episode, titled”Much More”.
Initially, the scripted scene is “what was shot” but was “edited down later”since it “did not feel ” When studying the scene Hissrich published, it’s clear a bit of this dialogue between Ciri and Geralt was cut in the editing room. Now, the scene at Netflix’s final cut includes Geralt hugging Ciri and saying, “people linked by destiny will always find each other,” and Ciri simply responding with, “who’s Yennefer?” Hissrich lasted on in a followup tweet this scene is “probably the one I consider the most, in the night, lying in bed,” but explained that the group is “learning each step along the way.” Check out season 1’s original end below.
This scene eventually saw Geralt and Ciri coming and Hissrich has verified the series’ core characters will be split up less in season 2. Season 1 covered early personality growth for the trio, which was among the reasons behind the series’s sliced up timeline. This arrangement in year 1 also enriches the rich world of The Witcher by supplying a sturdy floor that may now be built off of in future seasons.
Even if this scene is the one Hissrich queries the most, her willingness with lovers is a indication that she is passionate about the show and is keeping lovers of Sapkowski’s original stories. Her transparency with The Witcher’s viewers about her creative process is an admirable thing and something that many showrunners would not normally do. Hissrich’s passion for the series is evident and it’s clear that she desires nothing but the best for this series as it grows. With her at the helm, it’s apparent the future of The Witcher is in great hands.