Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

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Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (née Lauren Schmidt[1]) is an American television producer and screenwriter. She is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the television series The Witcher.[2]

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Schmidt Hissrich at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Lauren Schmidt

(1978-08-01) August 1, 1978 (age 41)
EducationWittenberg University (BA)
OccupationTelevision producer, screenwriter, television writer
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Michael Hissrich

Life and careerEdit

She was raised in Westerville, Ohio, and graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in 2000 with a BA in English literature and creative writing.[3][4][1]

She has written scripts for television series The West Wing and Justice, as well as written and produced shows such as Parenthood, Do No Harm, Private Practice, Daredevil, The Defenders and The Umbrella Academy. She is the showrunner of The Witcher, a Netflix original series based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski.[2]


Lauren Schmidt Hissrich with The Witcher cast at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con


Year(s) Title Credited Notes
Writer Executive


2002–2006 The West Wing Yes Story editor,


2006–2007 Justice Yes Story editor
2007 Drive Yes Story editor
2007–2009 Private Practice Yes Yes
2010 Parenthood Yes Yes
2013 Do No Harm Yes Yes
2014 Power Yes Yes
2016 Daredevil Yes Yes
2017 The Defenders Yes Yes
2019 The Umbrella Academy Yes Yes
2019–present The Witcher Yes Yes Showrunner
2020 The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf[5] Yes Yes Animated film

Personal lifeEdit

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Michael Hissrich—who is also a television producer—and two sons, Harry and Ben.[3][6]


  1. ^ a b McGinn, Andrew (14 August 2009). "You, too, can find success in Hollywood with just a Wittenberg education". Springfield News-Sun. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Holloway, Daniel (8 December 2017). "Lauren Schmidt Hissrich to Adapt 'The Witcher' for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Lauren Hissrich". Of Writers and Women. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Schmidt Wins Recognition as Outstanding Young Alumna" (PDF). Footnotes: English Department News and Notes. Wittenberg University Department of English. 2 (2): 3. Fall 2009.
  5. ^ Goslin, Austen (22 January 2020). "Netflix to release a Witcher anime film". Polygon. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ JP (21 April 2016). "Nerdlocker Artist Interview: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich". Nerdlocker. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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