The upcoming The Witcher Netflix series has passed a significant milestone, as showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has revealed a script for the pilot episode is now written.
Hissrich, who also wrote the debut episode, shared the cover page of the script on Twitter, as seen below. Unfortunately, core plot details were not given, but she stated the script is now out for notes.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 24, 2018
For fans hoping for more information on what to expect from the TV adaptation, Hissrich has also recently teased on Twitter several of the characters that will pop up throughout the series. Apart from lead hunter Geralt, the show will also include Yennefer, Triss, Ciri, Roach, Emperor Emhyr, Jaskier, and many more.
While the property is primarily known to many as a game series from CD Projekt Red, the show’s production company, Platige Image, previously revealed the TV series would be based on the eight novels from The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski.
In December 2017, Variety reported Hissrich would be taking the reigns of the adapted series after her work on the Marvel-produced and Netflix distributed series The Defenders and Daredevil. It’s unclear how many episodes will be penned by her, but as showrunner, she will of course oversee the upcoming season’s plot.
The last mainline game from the series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, was released in 2015. The title has since pushed out updates for modern consoles, as it added support for both the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. Apart from the main series, a free-to-play spin-off title, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, launched in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.