The Witcher showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, explains why the witcher season 2 included less nudity or sex scenes as compared to the witcher season 1.
The Witcher Series on Netflix is based on the witcher books or short stories written by a Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski, and on the witcher video games. It is basically a fantasy drama series set on a medieval-inspired landmass popularly known as ‘The Continent.’
The Witcher Season 1 was released in the year 2019, introducing different timelines and three crucial characters to the story, Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Princess Cirilla of Cintra, Ciri.
The Witcher cast includes Henry Cavill, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher, who hunts monsters for money and is trying to find his place in the world full of beasts; Anya Chalotra, playing the role of Yennefer of Vengerberg, a powerful mage who was shown with physical disabilities in the start but fixed herself with magic; and Freya Allan playing the role of Ciri, a young child who lost her family and is trying to figure out her destiny.
The Witcher series is loved by many people, and before the series, there was a fanbase of Andrzej’s novels; Henry Cavill was one of the fans, but with the series, the viewers appreciated every single bit of it. However, the audience did criticize season 1 because of its confusing timeline, but it was fixed in season 2.
The Witcher Season 2 was released recently, in December 2021, with a less complicated timeline and more action. The Witcher Season 2 encompasses the journey of Ciri, finding her destiny, Geralt on Rivia, and both of them on their expedition to Kaer Morhen, Geralt’s hometown.
The Witcher Season 2 was loved more than season 1; the evidence on the site Rotten Tomatoes will prove that as the score for season 1 was near 60% and increased with the release of season 2 to 90%. The Witcher Season 2 included more horrifying and deadly monsters attacking Ciri and Geralt.
One might think the witcher season 1 included various witcher sex scenes and nudity; Geralt’s tub scene was there too, but the Witcher season 2 didn’t focus on any of that. Here we are going to share the reason the showrunner stated for the less nudity in season 2.
Why There Is Less Sex Scene Witcher Season 2?
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, after the launch of season 2, Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner of the Witcher Series on Netflix, explained some of the changes in the witcher season 2.
The interviewer asked whether the witcher nudity in season 2 was a decision made to limit sex and nudity or it was just a part of the story. Lauren admitted that the decision was made because of the part of the story and how the series evolved.
Lauren S. Hissrich said, “I feel the same way about sex, nudity, violence, and all of those things, that they have to be story-driven, I think that using those things to shock audiences is a really cheap way for a writer to get attention to a specific scene.”
The showrunner explained, “I’ve always said that if someone has to be having sex behind you to make the scene interesting, then I’m not doing my job. The person who’s talking in a scene needs to be the focus.”
The Witcher Season 2 didn’t include the sex scenes and nudity because of the story; this season was more focused on Ciri and Geralt’s father-daughter relationship, so the decision was obvious. Season 2 entailed less of Geralt and Yennefer, which was the root of nudity, and more of Geralt training and protecting Ciri from all the worldly dangers. The fans are hoping for some of both the relationships in the upcoming season, the Witcher Season 3.