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Netflix's Witcher TV Show Hits Another Milestone

The show's writer has finished the pilot episode.


The upcoming Netflix show based on The Witcher is making progress. Writer Lauren S. Hissrich has finished a draft of the script for the pilot, she announced on Twitter this weekend.

"The Witcher pilot is out for notes, and I'm out for the weekend to spend some time with my kids," Hissirch wrote. "See you bright and early on Monday!"

Hissrich also wrote for Netflix Marvel shows The Defenders and Daredevil, as well as the political TV show The West Wing. In December, it was announced that Hissrich had been hired to work on The Witcher show.

Hissrich is also serving as the Witcher program's showrunner and executive producer, according to Variety. As of yet, there is no word on who will play main character Geralt or any of the other principal characters. We also don't know when the show will arrive.

Officially announced in May 2017, the Netflix Witcher show is based on the eight-part novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, instead of the games from developer CD Projekt Red. Sapkowski will be working on the English language drama series as a creative consultant.

Netflix is working with Polish company Platige Films on the show. You may not know them by name, but you're probably familiar with its work. The company produced the stunning Witcher 3 trailer called "The Trail" and also created cinematics for Halo 5: Guardians, among a long list of other projects.

A Polish TV series based on The Witcher aired in 2002, but that has been the only adaptation of the franchise for TV so far. A Witcher movie with some big-name talent behind it was was announced for 2017, but that never happened.

As for the Witcher game series, the newest instalment was 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. No new projects in the series have been announced, and developer CD Projekt Red is now working on the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.

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