After a Netflix event in Rome over the weekend, the executive producer of the upcoming Witcher series, Lauren S. Hissrich, has been tweeting up a storm. Through a series of tweets, we've received more information about the anticipated series.
The Witcher series will be 8 episodes to start off with, according to Hissrich, the series executive producer.
EIGHT EPISODES. Yes! I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it's the right call. The episodes can be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season. Sounds good to me, sound good to you?— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018
On the topic of timeline and when the series would be available, Hissrich ball parked a date of 2020.
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.— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018
The series will, however, not be based on the gaming series. According to Hissrich, the series will be based on the same books that the Witcher games are based on.
The series is still being written, and the scripts are far from completed.
THE SCRIPT NEEDS POLISHED. I'd take a step back from that to say: the scripts need WRITTEN. I've finished the pilot, which yes, will be polished more when we cast/shoot. The other 7 episodes don't yet exist, except in my head. And guess what? New writers are joining me soon, too!— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018
The series is currently slated to be filed on location in Eastern Europe.
WE'LL BE SHOOTING IN EASTERN EUROPE. Yes! This show couldn't exist anyplace else. Period. Also, I just spent ten days surrounded by Slavic eye-candy. I MUST come back, soon.— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018
The information given so far sounds promising, and hopefully the series can do justice to such an illustrious series.