Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

The Witcher TV series' possible release date, episodes, and location revealed

The Witcher TV series' possible release date, episodes, and location revealed

Hissrich also confirmed that the first season of the series will be just eight episodes long and that the series will be shooting in Eastern Europe. The series is only going to be live for watching as early as 2020, with the first season containing around eight episodes. Only the pilot script has been written so far and is still being "polished", according to Hissrich.

Hissrich mentions that a few more writers will be joining her soon for finishing the script.

"I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it's the right call, said Hissrich on Twitter".

The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight, which themselves formulated the popular Witcher games franchise which has since spawned a comic book series and a tabletop game. She points out that because of this, the series can be action-packed and rich in story without allowing it to drag somewhere around the middle of the season. And while she did give 2020 as a possible release timeframe, she followed this date with "who knows". That means the other seven episodes haven't been written yet. In the wake of a Netflix showcase event in Rome, Hissrich shared some Witcher information in a series of tweets, giving us an idea of the show's length, setting, and a (broad) release window. The good news is that Netflix will be hiring new writers to help speed up the process. Little else has been revealed about the show, and Hissrich (along with everyone else involved) remains tight-lipped for the time being-though she's happy to answer what fan questions she can, adding, "Anything else?"

Furthermore, the show will be shot in Eastern Europe - something of a no-brainer considering the origins of its source material, but it's great that the top brass has realised and acknowledged how much of a big part of the feel of this fiction its real-world history is.

That's basically all we know about the series so far, and it's the first we've heard about the series since Netflix announced it back in the summer of 2017.

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