Some fans asked why there is so little witcher in “The Witcher”. Lauren S. Hissrich does not hide that she fell in love with female heroines reading Andrzej Sapkowski’s books.
Strong female characters played an important role in Andrzej Sapkowski’s saga and this is also the case in the Netflix series ” The Witcher “. Some viewers, however, are surprised – such as the Youtuber with whom Lauren S. Hissrich entered into a sharp quarrel on Twitter. According to him, Geralt ( Henry Cavill ) is wasted in the background “in his own series” because the writers “are obsessed with strong, independent women who do not need a man.” How does the showrunner herself see it?
The Witcher – the creator loves female characters
Lauren S. Hissrich in an interview for ” 1883 Magazine ” admits that he really adores the female characters of “The Witcher” and that it is adoration from the times when she read Sapkowski’s books.
“I thought Sapkowski’s female characters were incredibly strong. They are portrayed in a way that I hadn’t yet seen in fantasy. They’re not idealized. They’re not perfect. Their flaws are what lead to their greatest strengths. I think it’s a really beautiful representation of women.“
Showrunnerka adds, however, that in the books, Ciri, Yennefer and other female characters have always been primarily part of Geralt’s world and were presented from his perspective. On the show, she wanted to change that.
“I wanted to take those women and make sure that they stayed at the center of our stories alongside Geralt because I did continue to feel like, as strong as these women were, they weren’t always presented through their own lens. They were presented through Geralt’s. That’s just a matter of point of view of the storyteller. Coming in as a woman who is telling the story, I wanted to make sure that the lens was turned on them just as much as it was on Geralt because I strongly believe that the more interesting all of our characters, the better their interactions are. “
Lauren S. Hissrich plans to go his own way in the next seasons of “The Witcher”. In Season 3 of the series, she wants to show more LGBTQ + themes , especially with Philippa (Cassie Clare), who she says is “a queer icon for book readers.” The series is also supposed to boldly tackle the topic of Ciri’s ( Freya Allan ) sexuality, which is older in this version than in Sapkowski’s.