She wrote that with only eight episodes to produce for the first season, it will be "tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season".
Although there was unfortunately no cast revelations as of yet, we do know that Netflix is planning an eight episode season (which sounds about right to me) with the script for the pilot episode ready for polishing.
Hissrich addressed concerns that the fairly short run was down to "management" reigning in a creative team to reduce financial risk, saying that "this decision has nothing to do with risk". "TV budgets are big. (Monsters included - and still very much in hot discussion)". "This can't be lost".
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The showrunner also tweeted that she show will only have eight episodes. Personally, I still think Mads Mikkelsen would be flawless for the role. There will be episodes that are epic in scale, and those that are more intimate. "This show couldn't exist anyplace else", she added.
Writers for the remaining seven episodes are now being brought on, while the casting of characters hasn't even been discussed yet.
In addition, Hissrich also says that while the pilot is finished, the rest of the episodes are still in the works, and new writers will be joining soon. The novels have already been adapted to a successful trilogy of games with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. And while she did give 2020 as a possible release timeframe, she followed this date with "who knows".
So far, the cast of characters sounds promising and if you have read the books, then you can get a rough idea of some of the stories they are planning to tell in The Witcher Netflix series.