Could probably be tweaked a bit here or there, but these are the stories that are foundational to what comes later.If I were doing it ... first season would be structured like "the last wish" but consist of material from both The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny where most episodes begin as Geralt talking to people in Nennekke's temple as he heals from the wounds in "The Witcher." 13 Episodes for netflix correct?
1. The Witcher
2. The Voice of Reason (part)
3. The Lesser Evil
4. The Last Wish
5. Yen - Triss - Geralt love triangle. This incident is only referenced in the books ... but clearly happened and is important to the story so I think should be included.
6. The Bounds of Reason
7. A Shard of Ice
8. The Eternal Flame
9. A Little Sacrifice
10. A Question of Price
11. The Sword of Destiny (part 1)
12. The Sword of Destiny (part 2)
13. Something More
I think it could go either way, but there's enough short story material (two full collections) to make into a 13 episode series. I even cut out a few stories. So I feel like that's most likely. Also, I think Geralt and Ciri finally uniting at the end of the journey is the most logical character arcs for them in Season 1. The theme of resisting but then embracing destiny. It's there though the Geralt-Ciri storyline and the Geralt-Yen storyline. If they're smart they'll keep the story focused around those three characters. But that's just my opinion.@Rawls Do you really think it will be one short story per episode? I think it will be more like half of season 1 is short stories, while the other half is book 1 of the saga.
I really wish they adapted 'Bounds of Reason', its my favourite short story of all time, but i havent seen anything from it in the trailers... maybe in season 2?
The feature with Ciri clearly talks about stuff that happens in the Sword of Destiny. Also I definitely agree they are going to focus on Yen's backstory. They have several scenes of her before she became a sorceress in her feature.It probably would make sense to use one book per season, so first season will be The Last Wish, possibly with Sword of Destiny?
They must be showing some back story for Yennefer, I don't recognize this scene from the books either.