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Pilot Episode and Characters Confirmed for Netflix’s Witcher Series

In case you haven’t heard, The Witcher is making its way to Netflix! The series will be led by showrunner and executive producer Lauren Hissrich, who has written and produced other hit Netflix shows such as Daredevil and The Defenders.

On February 24, Lauren tweeted a picture of the completed pilot episode script, letting eager fans know that the series is making good progress.

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She also tweeted a screenshot of her computer files, giving us a rare insight into the writing process and letting us see just long it takes to write an episode, starting from her pitch draft on December 3 all the way to the finished episode on February 24!

The Witcher Netflix series will be based on the original short stories and novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski instead of the highly successful games from CD Projekt Red. Game fans shouldn’t worry though, as we will still be seeing many familiar characters in the show, as detailed in Lauren’s tweets.

In a series of tweets, she listed 13 characters who will be appearing in the show, namely Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, Roach, Triss Merigold, Jaskier (Dandelion), Cahir, Regis, Vilgefortz, Emhyr, Milva, Leo Bonhart, and Borch Three Jackdaws/Villentretenmerth.

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These came along with short, humorous descriptions of the characters, for example, our trusty horse companion Roach is “Really-annoyed-with-this-game-because-we-can’t-pretend-all-Roaches-are-the-same-so-she’d-prefer-some-singularity-and-individual-recognition-instead-of-all-being-lumped-together-by-blatantly-horsist-people.”

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As for the Witcher games, it seems like CD Projekt Red has put that project to rest as they are now full steam ahead on their next futuristic game Cyberpunk 2077.

It’s still some time before the series starts filming but it seems like the show is in the safe, competent hands of showrunner Lauren, whose regular updates are certainly appreciated. In the meantime, who do you think should play Geralt?


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