One biggest flaw of Season 1 of Netflix’s The Witcher i.e. uncertain time-jumps across many timelines, will not make its way to Season 2.
Let us sing in a single note with the Bard and let us tell the creators that Season 1 of The Witcher gave us a hell of time due to its multiple timeline jumps and horrible editing work around those jumps. Neither the director, Tomasz Bagiński, and nor the Network made slightest of the effort to make those time-jumps digestible for the watchers. However, a relief to the fans of Netflix’s The Witcher that Season 2 of the show will be avoiding multiple timelines.
- Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 to avoid the Season 1’s controversial Timeline jumps.
- “Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts” – accepts Lauren S. Hissrich.
- All the characters will exist in the same timeline – says Hissrich.
Yes, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has confirmed in a recent interview that the next season of The Witcher will not contain the most controversial aspect of Season 1.
Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 to avoid the Season 1’s controversial Timeline jumps.
The Witcher, based on the novel by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, became a sensation even before it got premiered. Fans of the game and novel knew what a fascinating world it contained, and the show revealed it undoubtedly well.
Season 1 of The Witcher followed the story of three characters – Geralt of Rivia, or The Witcher, played by Henry Cavill; Yennefer of Vengerberg, a sorceress, played by Anya Chalotra; Ciri, the sole princess of Cintra, played by Freya Allan.
The Season followed uneven time jumps to follow the journey and evolution of all the three characters, and in doing so, it confused the viewers. In the fourth episode “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”, when Geralt visits Cintra in not so present timeline, the truth of Geralt’s connection with Ciri is revealed. Until then, fans have no idea that the show is running in multiple timelines.
However, in Season 2 of The Witcher, fans can expect Netflix and creators to carry a single timeline, so we’ll have an idea of what we are watching.
“Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts” – accepts Lauren S. Hissrich.
The confusing time-jumps ended up being one of the most controversial aspects of The Witcher and diluted the opinions of viewers. However, showrunner S. Hissrich is aware of this aspect.
In an interview with The Wrap, Hissrich accepted that the time-jumps turned out to be more controversial then what she expected.
She said: “Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts of Season 1 and I didn’t expect it to be as controversial as it was.”
Though she accepted the flaw, as per her, it was very necessary and the right way to explore all the storylines. She said, “Goal was to get to know each of these characters individually, and the only want to do that was to separate their timelines.”
Even though she stands by the need for multiple timelines, but she confirmed that Netflix’s The Witcher will not see multiple timelines in Season 2.
All the characters will exist in the same timeline – says Hissrich.
After the fourth episode in Season 1, not only the viewers realized that the characters were existing in a separate timeline, but also the storylines of the characters begin to drag towards the present timeline. In the fifth episode “Bottled Appetites”, we saw Geralt and Yennefer finally meeting, and soon Ciri joining them by the end of the season.
By the end of Season 1, all key characters were brought to the present timeline. As per Hissrich, this will allow them to have a single timeline in Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher.
In the same interview, she confirmed: “What’s great though is [the characters] have intersected now. So what we’ll see in Season 2 is that all of our characters are existing on the same timeline.”
This means that there will be no more confusion, and the fans will finally see Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri moving ahead in the time, together.
Netflix has recently tweeted a poem to announce the date on which the filming of The Witcher Season 2 will be resuming. The Bard is singing a song, telling us it’s not going to be so long, as no matter what happened wrong, but The Witcher will be back, equally strong. (This one is from us.) The filming resumes on 17th August.