It’s been confirmed that Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher won’t be one to watch with the family thanks to some definitely NSFW content.
During an interview with EW, the series’ showrunner Lauren Hissrich delved into what we can expect from the show, and it’s good news for people who don’t want a censored-down Geralt.
“I’ve been rewatching dailies and my kids aren’t allowed to look at the screen anymore after one of them snuck around and saw something they shouldn’t have seen and it scared him,” said Hissrich.
“It’s a very adult show. I will add it was important to me that any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value. I think audiences are really savvy and know when we’re doing stuff to just shock them versus do stuff that really drives the story.”
Though the series will focus more on The Witcher books as opposed to the CD Projekt Red games, this was never a tame series so it’s good to hear the show is following suit.
The upcoming show’s official premise reads: “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 show will star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.
Although Netflix has yet to confirm a release date for The Witcher, the company has said the show will air before the end of Q4, meaning we’re looking at it launching anytime from October this year.
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