Since officially announcing the series close to a year ago, Netflix has stayed relatively quiet about the highly anticipated live-action series based on The Witcher books but series showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, has recently taken to Twitter to divulge some brand new information.
According to Schmidt Hissrich, Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the show, though the pilot is the only one that has been written thus far. The show is yet to be cast but The Witcher is anticipating a 2020 release though, Schmidt Hissrich also writes that the production is “moving quickly” and the show-runner assures fans that they will “get it as soon as humanly possible, and it’ll be good”. Lastly, the show-runner has confirmed that the series will be shot in Eastern Europe, adding that she has been location scouting for at least ten days, earlier this month.
Unfortunately, that’s all the information we have on The Witcher for now as the official Netflix page offers no more than a simple “The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts” to describe the show. Additional writers are being added to the team to develop Schmidt Hissrich’s ideas and we’ll be sure to keep a close eye on production as it progresses and update you as more details emerge.