The Witcher Showrunner Explains Why Magic is a Major Risk for Yennefer in Netflix Series

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There is little doubt that magic will play a huge role in The Witcher. However, it's not exactly an easy thing to wield for characters like Yennefer of Vengerberg. Lauren S. Hissrich has just explained that there is a huge risk to take whenever magic is used in the Netflix series.

Hissrich recently spoke to IGN where she revealed that although magic is very useful on the show, it also comes with certain consequences.


"If the Nilfgaardian army has more brute force, what is that brute force if someone can magically snap their fingers and they all die?" Hissrich asked. "So one of the other things that we do is that magic is physically exhausting."

Interestingly, Hissrich's comments could confirm that Yennefer is at great risk as a sorceress, especially since she is constantly using magic.

"You cannot continue to use magic endlessly. It will cost you your life at some point. I think we dramatize that really well in the series so that it doesn't become such an easy solution to things," Hissrich said.

So could this mean that something will happen to Yennefer in The Witcher? We're hoping that she'll be OK throughout the first season.


The premise of the Netflix show reads as follows:

"The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who 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 Witcher will premiere on Netflix on December 20.

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