We Won't See Netflix's THE WITCHER Series Until 2020 and it will be Shot Entirely in Europe
If you're excited about Netflix's The Witcher series, you're going to have to be patient because we won't see it for another couple years. The show is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book and CD Projekt Red's game trilogy.
Screenwriter and producer Lauren S. Hissrich has been keeping us up to date on the project and sharing some cool information on it. She most recently shared a full list of characters that will be making an appearance in the adaptation. And Mark Hamill has expressed interest in playing Vesemir, which he would be perfect for.
Now, according to producer Erik Barmack during Netflix's press event in Rome, we've learned that the series won't be released until 2020. There's still a lot of work that needs to be done on the scripts and they need more time to get it all right.
It was also revealed that the series will be filmed entirely in Eastern and Central Europe, mostly in Poland, which is where the story was created. Producers are currently focused on scouting locations.
Lauren S. Hissrich has already finished working on the pilot episode and recently had the opportunity to visit Poland and meet the book's author Andrzej Sapkowski, who is also one of the consultants on the show. Below you will find some photos from the visit.
When previously talking about the show, Hissrich assured fans that it would not be a watered down version of the dark and hardcore story that fans love.
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
I can't wait to see how this turns out. I'll wait as long as it takes if it means we are going to get a badass adaptation of this story.
It has been an amazing week in Warsaw and Kraków and Łódź and all the Polish countryside in between. I came here to soak in the country and culture and history and vodka, and I’m so grateful for all the inspiration.— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 14, 2018
And now... #Witcher is calling. Time to get back to work! pic.twitter.com/JmyM9EweZK