Showrunner Lauren Hissrich recently spoke on Flickering Myth’s Writing Experience podcast. She said that everything about The Witcher has been a real learning process. She sounds eager to get back to work and do it better this time.
“Everything about The Witcher has been a real learning process for me. It’s the beauty of being able to do this for the first time and then get to come back and do it again.”
She plans to look at what didn’t work, get rid of it and start over, including the Nilfgaardian armor. Thank god for that, because the armor looks atrocious and it deserves the ‘ballsack’ armor name.
“Season 2 is exciting. It’s a chance to look at the mistakes we’ve made in Season 1 and do it better, tell stories better, improve some things, look at what didn’t work, get rid of it and start over. The Nilfgaard armour will be totally different. You have that opportunity with season two to go back and course-correct if you want to.”
Hopefully she will get something similar to the Nilfgaardian armor of the game, which was beautify well made. The costume designer of season one has been replaced by Lucinda Wright, the costume designer of the TV show Doctor Who.
“What was important for us about the Nilfgaardian army was to bring it away from the Cintran army. Cintra has an incredibly well-trained army that comes from a kingdom with a lot of money. We wanted to contrast that with Nilfgaard, which obviously is a very powerful army as well, but is moving northward and has been for a while, and conscripting new people into its army.”
According to Netflix the live-action adaptation of The Witcher is a massive hit and is on track to become the biggest season TV series they have.
You can listen to the podcast here.
You can watch a video of Henry Cavill talking about the witcher’s swords and another where he breaks down the Blaviken fight scene.