The Witcher showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, has said that she has seven seasons worth of narrative progression planned for the upcoming Netflix fantasy show.Talking to SFX magazine for issue 320 (via PCGamesN), Hissrich said “I’ve [mapped out stories] for seven seasons. Right now it’s just about, ‘how do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?'”
“The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to,” she added.
The Witcher is an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, and so the numerous short stories and five novels of the Witcher ‘Pentalogy’ will no doubt serve as the narrative basis of those seven seasons. But just how those are presented as a TV show, per season and per episode, is down to Hissrich. Presumably her plan consists of a chosen a path through those stories that will work well for a TV show.Season 1 of The Witcher debuts on Netflix on December 20. If you want an idea of where those seven planned seasons may go, check out our The Witcher reading guide. You can also discover all the tiniest details from the latest trailer in our Witcher trailer breakdown.
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