Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Michael Schwartz
United States
2022

Little Schmidt Productions

Lauren
Schmidt
Hissrich

After signing a multiyear overall deal with Netflix in 2021, “The Witcher” creator Schmidt Hissrich prepped for the late-2022 release of prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” a four-episode limited series. Set 1,200 years before the exploits of Geralt of Rivia in the main show, “Blood Origin” stars Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain and follows the crea­tion of the “Witcher” prototype. Meanwhile, “The Witcher” garnered three Emmy nominations for season 2 of the Henry Cavill-starring series revolving around a medieval mutant monster hunter. The Ohio native, who previously worked on Marvel’s “The Defenders” and “Daredevil,” got her start on dramas without superheroes, including “The West Wing,” “Private Practice” and “Parenthood.” Season 4 of “The Witcher” is now a go, with Liam Hemsworth signing on to replace Cavill.

Career

  • MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL
  • THE WITCHER
  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

Education

  • Wittenberg University (OH, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact
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Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown Face a Giant Anglerfish-Insect Monster in ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Sneak Peek (EXCLUSIVE)

Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown Face a Giant Anglerfish-Insect Monster in ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Sneak Peek (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix will unveil a new chapter of "The Witcher" saga Christmas Day with the release of prequel story "Blood Origin." Ahead of the full release of the first season, Variety has an exclusive look at an action-packed scene from the fantasy epic starring Sophia Brown and Michelle Yeoh.In the clip above, Brown's character Éile is gazing at a "beautiful" glowing creature poking out of a pond, only to find that part is just the tip of a horrifying anglerfish-insect-like monster...

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