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Netflix’s The Witcher ‘Could Run for 20 Years,’ Says Showrunner

Maybe let’s just see how the first season goes?

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Netflix’s The Witcher is just a month away from our screens but it seems those behind the scenes on the show are looking a lot further afield than just one or two seasons.

Over on Twitter, one fan asked showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich if it was true that one of the short stories from The Witcher’s Sword of Destiny collection had been cut from the series.

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Hissich responded: “It was reported yesterday that I had seven seasons mapped out. I said in another panel that the show could run for 20 years, there’s so much material. Keep the faith!”

Hissrich is referring to a recent interview during which she discussed her long-term plans for the show.

Speaking to SFX earlier this month, Hissrich said: “I’ve [mapped out stories] for seven seasons,” said Hissrich. “Right now it’s just about, ‘how do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?’ The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.”

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From the sounds of things, it’s all down to Netflix to decide just how far it wants to take The Witcher. Hopefully reception to the first season will be positive!

The Witcher’s official description reads as follows: “The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

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“You can’t outrun destiny just because you’re terrified of it. Henry Cavill is Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher arrives December 20.”

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