Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner of Netflix’s The Witcher, has commented on how long the show will last for.
The Witcher, Netflix’s new fantasy epic, has proven to be a pretty big hit with audiences and with season two already on the way, how long can we expect the series to last for?
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has mentioned in the past that there is loads of source material from the books but when asked again by Collider, she said there has to be an endpoint in mind:
“It’s a delicate dance because you have to be able to have a conceit of where you’re going. Your stories need an end point. They need a direction to aim towards. But you also have to leave room to let things organically grow and develop. There are characters, for instance, that we meet in Season 1, and we got them on the screen and they were electric, so we started writing their stories and thought, ‘Oh, my god, there’s so much more here.’ So, you need to leave room for that to grow and develop, as well.
“I’m sure, at some point, that I said I could write seven seasons but I’m also sure that I said I could write 20 seasons. I will continue writing this series, as long as it makes sense to write this series. That means taking, organically, from the books and allowing story to flow, but then also allowing the story to end when it needs to end.”
Well, fingers crossed The Witcher doesn’t outstay its welcome and when it does come to end, it manages to finish things on a high note. If you have missed season one, the first eight episodes are currently on Netflix.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other cast members include Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Emma Appleton, Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Maciej Musiał, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Anna Shaffer.