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THE Witcher's show boss has admitted coronavirus has caused ‘big shifts’ to the entire season two storyline.

The Netflix series starring Henry Cavill had to postpone filming earlier this year due to the global covid-19 pandemic.

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3The Witcher's show boss has admitted coronavirus has caused ‘big shifts’ to the entire season two storyline

Now, show boss Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has revealed the virus has not only delayed production but has also affected the actual plot for season two as well.

Speaking to The Wrap, she revealed: "[It’s] going to impact story. It will have to.

"But one of the best things about being a writer on set is that I’m there to make those changes as we need them.

"Really, in terms of writing, we’ve just been honing a lot over the last eight weeks. Really digging back into scripts, making some big shifts, especially in the emotional journeys of our characters and making sure that everything we’re writing feels really grounded and true."

3The Netflix series had to postpone filming earlier this year due to the global covid-19 pandemic

Filming on The Witcher has been confirmed to begin in August and Lauren previously confirmed there would be another major change in season two.

Fans were left outraged by season one when they realised the three main characters - Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer - were operating on separate timelines, leading to much confusion.

Discussing the reaction to the multiple timelines, Lauren told The Wrap: "Obviously, it was one of the most controversial parts of season one and I didn’t expect it to be as controversial as it was.

"But it’s something I still stand behind, in terms of storytelling."

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Thankfully for fans, Lauren revealed season two will see all the characters on the same timeline.

She continued: "What’s great though is [the characters] have intersected now. So what we’ll see in season two is that all of our characters are existing on the same timeline."

"What that allows us to do story-wise though is to play with time in slightly different ways."

The Witcher season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.

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Netflix Orders Queer-Friendly Animated Childrens Series DeadEndia

Netflix is ordering a so-called queer-friendly animated children series DeadEndia, a horror-comedy series known for its tales of adolescence and inclusion of LGBTQ story lines.

Netflix announced on Thursday that the “quirky, spooky and hilarious” DeadEndia series — based on the graphic novels from creator Hamish Steele — will premiere globally on Netflix in 2021. “The graphic novels have been lauded for capturing the growing pains of early adulthood of characters with a wide variety of identities and experiences including Barney, a transgender teen, and neurodiverse Norma,” said Netflix.

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The show follows the adventures of characters Barney, Norma, and a magical-talking-dog named Pugsley as they balance their summer jobs at a local theme park haunted house while battling real supernatural forces that dwell within it. “Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes!” notes Netflix.

The streaming platform added that the series will also star Zach Barack, who became the first trans actor to appear on-screen in a Disney Marvel film.

“DeadEndia is about terrifying demons, vengeful ghosts and mysterious magic,” said Steele of the new animated series coming to Netflix. “It is also about coming of age in a world that wasn’t made for you. It’s a drama about found family, identity and making mistakes.”

“I’ve always dreamed of making the show I needed as a lonely, horror-obsessed closeted gay kid and thanks to Netflix and our ridiculously talented, diverse and representative writers room and crew, we have shot way past my dreams and into wildest fantasy territory!” he added.

Earlier this year, Disney featured its first openly lesbian character in its film Onward. And while the character only appears in one scene in the movie, it signals a huge shift for Pixar.

In May, Disney-owned Pixar unveiled its first-ever gay main character in a short Disney Plus film called Out. The film featured a man named Greg who had trouble coming out to his parents until a pair of fairy god-pets descended upon earth from a rainbow and swapped Greg’s body with his dog’s, giving Greg the ability to eavesdrop on his parents in the form of a dog. It was then that he realized his parents had accepted his homosexuality.


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