The Witcher TV Show Is Moving Ahead, More Writers Announced

The writers room has opened.


The Witcher franchise is being turned into a TV show for Netflix, and while the project is still a long time away from airing, fans may be happy to learn that things are moving forward. Lead writer Lauren Hissrich announced that the writer's room for the show officially opened today, while she also announced the names of the show's co-writers.

We don't know exactly what Hissrich and the rest of her team discussed, but she teased that the day was "full of ideas and banter and cupcakes and creativity and darkness and champagne." It's also now been confirmed that Jenny Klein, who wrote for Jessica Jones, is also on the writing team for the untitled Witcher TV show. In her own tweet, she said she is "super stoked" to be writing the show with Hissrich and others. "Witcher is gonna ROCK THE NETFLIX," she said. She also shared a picture of what's in the fridge in the writer's room.

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It's also been confirmed that The Originals writer Declan de Barra and Daredevil writer Sneha Koorse are on the writing team as well. Additionally Clare Higgins is a writer's assistant.

The Witcher show for Netflix is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's novels that inspired CD Projekt Red's video game franchise. Geralt of Rivia is the hero of the books and the games, so it's expected he will be in the show. No casting announcements have been made as of yet, however.

Back in April, Hissrich revealed a lot of details about The Witcher's TV show, including the fact that it isn't expected to premiere until 2020 at the earliest. Hissrich also confirmed that Season 1 will span eight episodes and it will be filmed in Eastern Europe.

As for The Witcher video game franchise, developer CD Projekt Red is letting the franchise rest after 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The RPG series is expected to return someday, but CD Projekt Red is focusing more on its new game Cyberpunk 2077 right now.

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