The Witcher has been extremely popular since its release in 2019, and although the first season hit incredible heights and exceeded many fans’ expectations, followers of the show have been worried that the second installment in the series may drop off in quality and become too complicated to follow.
While rumors state that the show will still feature flashbacks and flash-forwards, The Witcher showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, has announced that season 2 will opt for a straightforward linear story opposed to the rather controversial multi-timeline format they seemed to be heading towards in season 1.
In a recent interview with The Wrap, Hissrich has declared that some changes will be made to the upcoming season and promised us that the show will be much easier to watch with its simplified story, notably due to the fact that the characters’ individual stories are now able to exist on the “same timeline”.
This will be welcomed by viewers who may have been confused during season 1 of the hit Netflix television series.
Instead of now following three separate stories, The Witcher will have all stories exist at the same time, meaning fans can enjoy watching their favorite show without having to work out where everything is taking place on the timeline.
If you’re not sure what changes are going to be made, take this for an example.
In season 1 of The Witcher, the stories of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri were told. But instead of the three coexisting at the same time, it was later revealed that – while Ciri’s arc did in fact happen in the present time – Geralt and Yennefer’s story took place decades in the past. This will no longer be the case.
Will you welcome the change or did you prefer the individual timelines throughout the first season? Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments.