If you are fond of reading books then Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series might have been one of your favorites. Luckily, Netflix had announced it a year ago that a TV series based on this book series will be released. Now, the reports have disclosed a bit about the upcoming series including the fact that its first season will have eight one-hour episodes.
Written be a renown name of the industry, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the series was brought to the public attention after a Netflix event in Rome, where it was detailed by the producers.
I have mad respect for what @CDPROJEKTRED has done. Their vision is inspiring, breathtaking. But we all know there has to be creative distance between the games & the show. Both are adaptations; they are not themselves connected. We simply get to be big fans of each other’s work.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018
I know you haven’t written the script but do you think to make any reference to the games? Not in like plot level, but like maybe in sword, armor or a place we visit on games.
— Kagnerac (@Kagneracc) April 20, 2018
Lauren’s twitter account is showing some interesting facts about the upcoming series:
Regarding her future plans, she has written a note for the regular readers:
Happy Friday! So much information coming out of the @netflix event in Rome. I’m told by my friends and colleagues that the level of excitement and anticipation for #Witcher was crazy! Let’s sort through it…
EIGHT EPISODES. 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?
2020. 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.
WE’LL BE SHOOTING IN EASTERN EUROPE. Yes! This show couldn’t exist anyplace else. Period. Also, I just spent ten days surrounded by Slavic eye-candy. I MUST come back, soon.
I have several seasons mapped out in my head — the rest is in the hands of the gods. (And by “gods,” I mean the viewers who watch and keep watching). In terms of characters, I can’t confirm anyone without revealing spoilers. Except for Geralt. And Roach, of course.