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The Witcher's showrunner has mapped out seven seasons for the Netflix series

By Tim Augustin - on 7 Nov 2019, 3:00pm

The Witcher's showrunner has mapped out seven seasons for the Netflix series

Netflix’s The Witcher series might just be the Game of Thrones replacement we need, and it’s just one month away. Netflix obviously has big hopes for the series, and apparently, so does its showrunner.

In an interview with SFX magazine (via GamesRadar), showrunner Lauren Hissrich revealed that she has already mapped out seven entire seasons for the show. 

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?’ The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.

Visual effects supervisor Julian Parry also told SFX magazine that the series will have a heavier focus on horror, rather than fantasy. He said:

I definitely think it leans more towards horror. We’re definitely taking the fantasy out. I can honestly say we’re not fantastical. I mean, it’s fantastical but in a grounded horror sense.

The trailer indicates that The Witcher will at least dip its toes into fantasy at some points anyway, but it’s good to know the show won’t shy away from how grotesque its monsters can be. Even just from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (which isn’t related to the series), we have Leshens. If the show has just one monster that lives up to this design, I’ll be very happy:

Season 1 of The Witcher will premiere on Netflix on December 20, 2019. Season 2 hasn’t been confirmed yet - but it’s practically a safe bet at this point.

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