Since they announced that Witcher was going to have it’s own Netflix series last year in May, not much information has been shared. But there has been some news that if you’re a Witcher fan, you’re going to want to check out.
New Information on Witcher Netflix Series
Some more details have come to light from the showrunner Laren Schmidt Hissrich, who revealed that there will be eight episodes in a recent tweet.
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.
Hissrich also shared that the series most likely won’t be gracing Netflix no earlier than 2020, as they wish to take their time with the series assuring “quality comes before speed“. It’s known that the pilot has already been completed but the script for the other seven episodes has yet to materialise, as new writers will be joining the Witcher team soon.
Location has been divulged to be in Eastern Europe which matches the inspiration behind Witcher, with folklore and historic influences.
Casting has yet to commence but as it is set for 2020 release date, this should be happening shortly.
It may not be common knowledge but the Netflix series is not based on the game, but off the eight Witcher Saga novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, which is what the games are based on.
The Polish developers of the game, CD Project Red have been confirmed for not taking part of the project but Netflix are drawing strong inspiration for their version of the protagonist Geralt.
As eight episodes does sound like a tight squeeze for a storyline that expands over eight novels, let’s hope Netflix is able to meet fan expectation as they have not always done so in the past with other adaptations. Their series have been hit or miss, let’s hope it’s more House of Cards success than Deathnote.