While many video games are getting the film adaptation treatment, Netflix is going back to the true source with one video game franchise. Rather than base a series on the popular Witcher video games, the streaming service has hired Lauren S. Hissrich (co-executive producer on shows like Daredevil and The Defenders) to tackle the novels for a series.
Now, it looks like she has finished the first draft of the script for pilot episode of the show as of a few days ago! Check out the showrunner’s tweet below:
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 24, 2018
While she didn’t reveal any details about the series, the title page of the script reiterates the fact that the show will be strictly based on the novels from Andrzej Sapkowski, and that CD Projekt Red (developers of the game) will not be involved in any way, shape, or form.
This wasn’t all Hissrich had to share. She also decided to make a LOOOOONG Twitter thread, where she runs down the characters by name and descriptions. However, for those who think this could be an indication of the roles that will need to be cast in the Netflix show, hold your horses, as it sounds like this is nothing but research Hissrich has done for the show. All the same, it’s pretty darn cool.
Check out the first tweet in the long thread below:
And now, all in one handy thread… #TheWitcher characters.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 23, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s the novel synopsis:
“For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.
Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world – for good, or for evil.
As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.”
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SOURCE: Lauren S. Hissrich