The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich is looking ahead — seven seasons ahead, to be exact. She revealed she has enough story to fill seven seasons of the show, should Netflix renew it after its debut season premieres this December.
“I’ve [mapped out stories] for seven seasons. Right now, it’s just about, ‘how do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?'” Hissrich told SFX Magazine. “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.”
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The upcoming dark fantasy series is based on the novel series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The tale follows the witcher known as Geralt of Rivia — a member of a mutated, mystically trained order of professional monster hunters — as he travels the Continent and finds himself caught in conflicts that could reshape the world around him.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. The series will be available to stream on Netflix starting December 20.