The Witcher season one will feature eight episodes, pilot could air sometime in 2020

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:48 GMT

The first season of The Witcher series on Netflix will consist of eight episodes.

The Witcher series will be filmed in Eastern Europe and Neflix has ordered eight episodes so far.

According the show’s writer and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich, filming the show outside of Eastern Europe was not an option.

For those worried over season one only having eight episodes, she said it’s quality over quantity.

To be fair, it’s not unusual for a company to order between 8-10 episodes for a first season. If it’s picked up for a second, expect possibly 10 or more. Of course, there’s also the possibility of eight per season going forward, depending upon production costs.

Using Game of Thrones as an example, there were 10 episodes per season util season seven hit. The final season will only feature six episodes, as far as reports go at the moment. Shows on such a grand scale are much different than regular television shows, which can have upwards of 24 episodes per season.

Anyway, Hissrich said to expect the pilot to possibly air in 2020. Other than the pilot, she hasn’t written any other episodes, but they are all in her head. You can read her series of tweets on the show below (thanks, Games Radar).

Hissrich goes on to say she hasn’t confirmed whether The Witcher season one will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. It was previously confirmed the author of The Witcher books would act as a creative consultant.

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