All we know About Netflix’s The Witcher

In May 2017 Netflix announced the start of production of Netflix’s The Witcher on an adaptation The Witcher book series into an English language drama TV series.

If this one has somehow passed you by, you may become giddy with joy, knowing that the much-loved The Witcher franchise is being turned into a TV series. To this date, it’s very little known about the upcoming Netflix The Witcher and we are going to cover all we know so far. So, Let’s get right into it.

All we know About Netflix's The Witcher

1. The plot

There is very little information available about Netflix The Witcher Series as of now. As per the Netflix Series Page the plot states, “The Witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts“. Luckily, to conclude more about the series plot Baginski said, “It is a story about today and today’s challenges hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us about the monster and the hero inside of all our hearts“.

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

2. Based on Novels

It’s gonna be in English and based on The Novels and not the Witcher Game. To which the book’s author Andrzej Sapkowski has given his praise to the project. Saying, “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. I’m excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to Shepherd these characters to life“. He’ll also be acting as a creative consultant on the show.

3. Writer

Lauren Hissrich is the writer of this TV Series. And also, She is the executive producer and showrunner of the upcoming Netflix The Witcher series.  And Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has written the Pilot and Season 1 narrative arc. Alongside, 11 additional writers including Declan Deborah from the originals Jenna Klein from Jessica Jones and Sneha Korse from Daredevil as well as others.

4. Season Overview

As for any Netflix Series the standard episode structure of having 8 to 10 episodes of 60 minutes each. Netflix The Witcher series will have 8 Episodes each of 60 minutes densely packed action. And we all know the tense action and story of the Witcher series if you have ever played the game series. And I think that’s very unlikely to be true. 😉

5. Confirmed Characters

There are 6 characters that are confirmed. And they are, The Soul of the series Geralt of Rivia the Witcher also short named as Geralt. Another important confirmed character is Yennefer we all know the role of yennefer is important in the witcher game as it seems the same case for the Series. Besides, there are many other characters confirmed Including Ciri, Roach(the witcher’s horse), Dandelion who will go by his book name of  “Uski “, Triss Marigold,  Regis etc.

6. Casting and Actors

Casting is reportedly has begun. But, The cast of the characters and names are still in the dark and not has been confirmed yet. Hopefully, in the near future, we will get to see the role of the characters and actors. As for the Direction, 12 Oscar-Nominated films maker Tomasz Baginski is a confirmed director for at least 1 episode.

7. Release Date

As for the Release Date, no concrete estimation can be made as the series is still in early production. But, apparently, Lauren Hissrich Twitted about the release on her Twitter account as, “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“. So we can safely assume the release date will be somewhere in the year 2020.

So there you go people, leave a comment down below if you are excited about Netflix The Witcher TV series. If you enjoyed the content share with your friends. And Don’t forget to upvote the article.

Bony Nakhale
A developer by profession, I'm passionate about new PC Games, Technology, and Development techniques. I'm a thirty-something gamer living in India who decided it was time to share his thoughts, opinions, and ramblings about video games with the world.


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