The Witcher’s Lauren Schmidt Hissrich Pacts with Netflix


Netflix has entered into a new creative partnership with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, writer, producer and showrunner of The Witcher.

Hissrich is also the executive producer on the upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin as well as the anime The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which is set to debut on August 23. The multiyear deal will see Hissrich write and produce scripted shows and other projects for Netflix.

“I am so thrilled to have found my home at Netflix and can’t wait to continue what’s been an incredibly fulfilling creative partnership,” said Hissrich. “While my heart belongs to The Witcher franchise, I equally look forward to digging in on other exciting projects for their global audience in the years to come.”

“Lauren is a formidable talent with a strong creative vision and diverse skill set that she brings to every project she touches,” added Bela Barjaria, Netflix’s global head of TV. “Lauren’s work on The Witcher has firmly established her as both a preeminent creator and showrunner, and we’re excited to continue working with her on future projects.”