The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich talked about some of the deleted scenes from the first season of the Netflix series starring Henry Cavill.
Season two of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher is already underway after a successful first season. Netflix is also developing an animated spin-off for The Witcher called Nightmare of the Wolf from Studio Mir.
Henry Cavill’s The Witcher comes from a series of novels and short stories and is also well-known for its video game adaptations. With any adaptation, scenes need to be cut and this was the case with Henry Cavill’s The Witcher. In an interview with Pure Fandom, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich opened up specifically about some of the cut scenes from The Witcher‘s first season:
“I love these layers that we pulled from the books, and then expounded upon. But yes, there were also so many scenes that had to be cut from the final episodes, too — such is the curse of television. We had a lovely scene in Episode 103 where Yennefer, Fringilla, and Sabrina all discussed how they felt about their transformations, and looking back, I wish we could have kept it. It was such a gorgeous example of female friendship, and it also would have served to ground Fringilla a bit more before she joined Nilfgaard. We also filmed a scene of Yen meeting a very young Triss, who’d just arrived at Aretuza; it served to show how far Yennefer had come in her years at Aretuza, and created a sense of mentorship between these two sorceresses. Looking ahead at some stories unfolding in season two, I wish we still had those scenes! But I’m proud of what we accomplished in the time we had.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher is now available on Netflix.
Source: Pure Fandom