Netflix Series Producer Confirms 8-Episode Season to Possibly Debut in 2020
The Witcher is coming to Netflix in 2020 according to producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The news came via Hissrich's Twitter where she also confirmed that the possible release of the series could come as early as 2020. "We're moving quickly ahead with everything. 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."
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
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
Hissrich also confirmed that new writers will be joining her soon in an effort to get the other seven scripts underway. Lastly, she confirmed that Eastern Europe will be the filming location for the series, though nothing more specific than that was revealed. "This show couldn't exist anyplace else. Period. Also, I just spent ten days surrounded by Slavic eye-candy. I MUST come back soon, too!" she wrote.
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