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Seven Seasons Mapped Out For The Witcher By Series Showrunner

Seven Seasons Mapped Out For The Witcher By Series Showrunner

It looks like The Witcher might well become the brand new Netflix show we'll all be binging on when it's released later this year on 20 December - perfect timing for the festive season, which most of us plan on spending curled up on the sofa in front of the TV, mulled wine in one hand, mince pie in the other.

Well, there's good news for when you inevitably plough your way through the entire first season in one day and find yourself desperate for more, as the showrunner has said she's already mapped out the content for a whopping seven seasons.

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In an interview with SFX Magazine, producer and screenwriter Lauren S. 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."

Henry Cavill in The Witcher. Credit: Netflix
Henry Cavill in The Witcher. Credit: Netflix

While it's by no means confirmation for any further series, it does at least offer up a little bit of hope for the show ahead of its debut next month.

The programme will be a live-action adaptation of a fantasy book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, and will stars Henry Cavill as a mutated monster-hunter-for-hire called Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Chalotra as the formidable sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Freya Allen as Ciri.

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A brief synopsis reads: "When destiny hurtles [Geralt] toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The first season of the show will run for eight episodes, and is directly inspired by the fantasy novel series - and not the arguably more recognisable trilogy of Witcher games from CD Projekt RED.

While it would be great to see the games eventually adapted into the show, it seems that showrunner Lauren Hissrich fully intends to stick to the written material.

"Extreme long vision, no, we will not start adapting the games," she told GameSpot.

"I can only adapt one season at a time, and I'm so excited for this one, and the rest kind of makes my mind explode right now. If someone said to me, 'What happens in Season 7?' Like, sure, I have thoughts... you know, fingers crossed we get there."

The Witcher is released on Netflix on 20 December.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, The Witcher

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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