When the Netflix adaptation of the The Witcher saga was presented, the son above all of the franchise’s great gaming success, the shorwunner Lauren S. Hissrich was very clear: he spoke of a reading inspired by the books of Andrzej Sapkowski and not by the video games by CD Projekt RED.
For this reason, you will remember that the first season tried to remain very faithful to the literary work. Something that can not be said – definitely – of the second, where the “poetic” licenses of the scriptwriters have taken rather distant directions, in different contexts and for the stories of some protagonists, from those seen in the books (which you can find on Amazon). p>
This had surprised fans, especially after the vision expressed by Hissrich, that she wanted a series close to the work of Andrzej Sapkowski.
But, as reported today by Redanian Intelligence , behind the decision to move away from books there may be more than one stylistic choice. There would, in fact, be the question that several screenwriters do not like Sapkowski’s books at all (nor the CD Projekt video games that have given the franchise enormous fame), to the point that they reportedly even took them into consideration. ride.
This was revealed by former screenwriter Beau DeMayo , who held a Q&A session on his Instagram profile and revealed this behind the scenes on the production of The Witcher .
The writer, who worked on Nightmare of the Wolf and two episodes in the main series, he explained:
«I worked on a show – I mean The Witcher – where some of the writers weren’t fans or even didn’t really like books and video games , to the point that they also made fun of the original material.
It’s the recipe for disaster and low morale. […] You must respect the work, before you are allowed to add something to its legacy “.
It’s also true that, since DeMayo worked on The Witcher , many names in the script have changed, so it’s also possible that the people who scoffed at the other works – including those who gave birth to Geralt – Sapkowski’s short stories and novels – are no longer part of the team.
In any case, we will soon discover season 3 of The Witcher , which will arrive in the course of next summer .
The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, flanked by Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer).
And if you want to get closer to the saga starting from the books, we will guide you to read them in the right order.