The Witcher TV Showrunner Has Plans For 7 Seasons
One of Netflix's next big original shows is The Witcher, which is based on the series of books--not the games (which were also inspired by the novels). The program's showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, has now commented that she has multiple seasons planned for the fantasy project. She told SFX Magazine that she has seven seasons of the show mapped out, though only one season has been greenlit so far.
"We don't have a second season yet--God willing we will--but right now it's just about, 'How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?'" she said (via GamesRadar). "The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into Season 1, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to."
There is a lot of death in the Witcher series (and games), and Hissrich teased that "not all" of the characters from Season 1 will return in future seasons, if there are more.
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Writing on Twitter, Hissrich said "fingers f**king crossed" about the possibility of future seasons of The Witcher, though she acknowledged those decisions will be made by Netflix. "There's business, and there's creative. As often as I can, I leave the business to Netflix, so that I can concentrate on delivering story and character with every ounce of my brainpower," she said. "That said--fingers f**king crossed, you know?"
There’s business, and there’s creative. As often as I can, I leave the business to Netflix, so that I can concentrate on delivering story and character with every ounce of my brainpower.— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) November 5, 2019
That said — fingers fucking crossed, you know? 🤞🏼
A new trailer for The Witcher premiered recently, and yes, it showed Geralt in the bathtub. Superman actor Henry Cavill plays Geralt in the series.
The Witcher TV show premieres on December 20.