The Witcher TV Show Now Has a Script

The Witcher TV Show Now Has a Script

A draft for the pilot is awaiting notes.

Lost in all the news of The Witcher 2 enhancements, and Cyberpunk 2077 beeping back to life is the fact that Netflix has a show based on The Witcher in the works. And it's moving along too as writer Lauren S. Hissrich announced that she has finished a draft of the script for the pilot.

"The Witcher pilot is out for notes, and I'm out for the weekend to spend some time with my kids," wrote Hissrich. "See you bright and early on Monday!" Monday being yesterday, and I don't really know how long notes for pilot scripts take, so there are currently no developments on the status of this particular script.

Hissrich was announced as the writer for The Witcher series back in December, having previously written for Netflix's Marvel shows like The Defenders and Daredevil, along with critically-acclaimed political drama The West Wing. Hissrich will be serving as executive producer and showrunner for The Witcher series as well.

It should be known that Netflix's intentions with The Witcher series is to adapt the eight-part novel series from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski rather than CD Projekt Red's acclaimed RPG video game series. Sapkowski has even been tapped as a creative consultant on the Netflix project.

However, it's hard to ignore how big the video game series is, and most likely for western fans, the video games are most people's point of contact with the fantasy series. So it's tough to say whether or not the video games will play into the Netflix series in some form.

Netflix is even working with Polish company Platige Films for the show, a company that has actually worked on The Witcher 3 by producing the cinematic trailer "The Trail." So there's even more cross-pollination between the eventual Netflix series and the video game franchise.

With The Witcher 3 wrapped up, CD Projekt Red is now focusing all of its attention towards Cyberpunk 2077, a sci-fi RPG that the company looks to be gearing up for in a major way in 2018.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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