Including the release date!

Loads Of Info Just Dropped About Netflix’s The Witcher Series

We’re ridiculously excited about The Witcher series dropping on Netflix in 2020. According to the streaming service, their take will be based on “a mutated monster hunter, [who] struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts”.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the show runner, and has been dropping hints on her Twitter.

She continued: “Normally, when casting a show, the casting director pulls character-specific scenes from the pilot script for actors’ auditions. However, because we’re casting internationally (which means lots of emails and self-tapes) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets —

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In terms of the story itself…

Writer Sapkowski confirmed he’ll be acting as a creative consultant on the show.

He said” “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over 30 years writing.”

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Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown added: “The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”

What we know so far is that the first season will have eight episodes. It will also be filmed in Eastern Europe. The executive producer (Lauren S. Hissrich) didn’t want to film anywhere else. This will sit beautifully in with the Aesthetics and setting of all of the Witcher games.

Some people have already expressed sadness that it is only going to be eight episodes long. It is fairly common to have the first season of a show to only have six-10 episodes to gauge how well the season is received. From what we have seen we think it will be incredibly well received.

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The first episode is set to be released in 2020. We are still not sure on what in the Witcher world the series will be set around and whether it will tie in with the hugely popular games.

There is also no news as to who will be in the series, we do know that Mads Mikkelsen has expressed an interest in playing Geralt.

Amazing.

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