The debut season of The Witcher premiered last month on Netflix. Before heading off to shoot the second season, showrunner Lauren Hissrich has given some hints about the direction and themes of the next season.
The comment below comes from Hissrich's Reddit account, where the writer and showrunner is actually pretty active in responding to questions and feedback. Replying to a fan asking if there was any particular reason the show cut monsters and Witchers alike going extinct, Hissrich responded that it's "something we delve into a lot more (in both cases) in season 2."
We only see one other Witcher aside from Geralt in the first season of the show, and they only exist to get their neck sliced open by a monster. Hissrich's comment makes it sound like we're going to be seeing the decline of Witchers in the second season of the show.
For those unaware, Witchers are a rarity by the time of CD Projekt Red's games (which take place years after the events of the show's first season). By the time of The Witcher 3, Geralt, Vesemir, Lambert, and Eskel are some of the last Witchers in the world, since it's basically impossible to create any more of the monster hunters after the finer details have been lost to history.
All eight episodes of The Witcher are available to stream now on Netflix. The second season will be shooting within the next few months, set to launch on Netflix in 2021.
If you're only just getting stuck into CD Projekt Red's Witcher games for the first time after seeing the show, then we've got plenty of guides to make you an expert Witcher. Head over to our guides on the crossbow or Adrenaline Points for more.