More Details on Witcher TV Adaptation Revealed

By Nitish Singh / April 23, 2018

The announcement of the Witcher TV show generated a lot of hype for fans of the books and the games last year. With plenty of speculations floating around the show, we finally have access to some solid information on how the series is going to be paced. According to a series of tweets put out by showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich from Netflix, we now have confirmation that the first season will have eight episodes.

Lauren is in charge of producing and screenwriting for the show. She is known for her works like The West Wing and The Defenders by Marvel. She stated that the episodes would be right, action-packed and rich in character story. Netflix has completed filming the first episode of the show, and the other seven are yet to be scripted. The team behind the show want to make the story feel fluid and not lag in the middle of the season. A few more writers are set to join the team to help finish the script.

According to KitGuru, Netflix has confirmed the show will not be ready for screening until 2020. The team wants to focus on quality and have kept a large time frame in hand. The show is also looking for cast members for the adaptation. The show will be based on the eight-part novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski instead of the Witcher trilogy of games. With the pilot script ready and Netflix looking for cast members, we should have more details on the show over the coming months.

The story of Witcher revolves around Geralt of Rivia, a genetically enhanced human with powers. Witchers are monster hunters for hire who function in the fictional world of the Witcher, full of kingdoms with their unique characteristics. The novels have already been adapted to a successful trilogy of games with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.

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