The Witcher series will be eight episodes long and a have a possible release date of 2020.
The Witcher has been one of the most popular franchises in the history of gaming. Many (like myself) claim The Witcher 3 to be one of the best games ever made in the history of video games. So naturally, we were all excited when we heard about The Witcher series. As the anticipation for the Netflix adaptation grows, details of the show are slowly being revealed.
We had previously reported that the show’s pilot has been written, and the characters which will appear in the show have also been revealed. A lot of characters will ring a bell from the games, but many of them did not make it to the game, like Vilgefortz, and we will be seeing them in the show. Of course, if you have read the books, you will know what I am talking about. And now, Lauren S. Hissrich, who is the showrunner, has revealed more details about the show.
The season will be only eight episodes long. But that might not be a bad thing, as Lauren writes, “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?”
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
Well, sounds good to me, but personally, I would prefer a bit longer season, say like ten episodes. But then again, if they cover everything in the books, I’d be more than happy with that. She also said that the show will air somewhere in 2020. She also promised that it will be a good series. However, the scripts have not been written yet but more writers are being hired. Also, the cast has not yet been finalized and all the shooting will be done in Eastern Europe.