Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Michael Schwartz
United States
2021

Little Schmidt Productions

Lauren
Schmidt
Hissrich

In the wake of the success of her Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series “The Witcher,” Schmidt Hissrich solidified her professional relationship with the streamer in August 2021, signing a multi-year overall deal that calls for her to produce scripted series and other creative content. The series, about a medieval mutant monster-hunter-for-hire (Henry Cavill), has spawned a prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin” and an anime feature “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf,” both of which she exec produced. The Ohio native broke into the industry with a four-year stint as a writer on Aaron Sorkin’s NBC political drama “The West Wing,” but her recent work for Netflix (including “The Umbrella Academy” and Marvel series “Daredevil” and “The Defenders”) has all been in the action-fantasy genre.

Career

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

Education

  • Wittenberg University (OH, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact
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'The Witcher' Showrunner Explains the Season 2 Finale, New Villains and 'Blood Origin' Prequel

'The Witcher' Showrunner Explains the Season 2 Finale, New Villains and 'Blood Origin' Prequel

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched all eight episodes of Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.”The ending of "The Witcher" Season 2 introduces a legion of new antagonists who are all hunting down Ciri (Freya Allan), as she becomes the No. 1 target in the Continent, thanks to her mysterious, reality-jumping powers. Luckily, she'll be protected by Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), who reunited and seemed to bury the hatchet, and their simmering romance, after...

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