Last year, it was announced that the Witcher novels were being made into a Netflix series. We’ve learned some more details about the upcoming Witcher TV series coming to Netflix. Lauren Hissrich, the writer for the show, shared these details on Twitter.
First, she states that the first season will contain eight episodes. She explains “Yes! I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it’s the right call. The episodes can be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season. Sounds good to me, sound good to you?”
Next, regarding a potential 2020 release date, she states that “Who knows?! We’re moving quickly ahead with everything — like, my head is spinning around Exorcist-style, except with enthusiasm, not evil possession — but one thing is certain: quality comes before speed. You’ll get it as soon as humanly possible, and it’ll be good.”
She also confirms that while the script is written, it’s not finished. “THE SCRIPT NEEDS POLISHED. I’d take a step back from that to say: the scripts need WRITTEN. I’ve finished the pilot, which yes, will be polished more when we cast/shoot. The other 7 episodes don’t yet exist, except in my head. And guess what? New writers are joining me soon, too!”
She wraps up by confirming that the show will be shot in eastern Europe and that casting has not yet taken place.
This is definitely great information for anyone looking forward to the Witcher TV series, although a possible wait until 2020 is disappointing. Hopefully we’ll learn more soon.