The spin-off is said to have a working title “Rats”, which can then change. The showrunner of the project is allegedly one of the writers of The Witcher, Hayley Hall, which has been working on the main series since day one. Hall’s track record for writing episodes “Rare species” (6 episode 1 season), “Turn your back” (Season 2 episode 5) and the third episode of the upcoming third season.
The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich will executive produce The Rats. Filming for the spin-off, which could start as early as early 2023, will take place in South Africa.
According to the original source, the “Rats” gang consisted of six heroes engaged in robbery and resale of booty in the territories conquered by Nilfgaard. At some point, Ciri joined them.
Recall that the roles of gang members on the screen will be embodied by the following actors: Christelle Alvin will play Mistle, Fabian McCallum — Kailea, Juliet Alexandra — Reefa Aggie Kukavka will play the role sparks.
The first appearance of “Rats” we can see already in the third season of “The Witcher”, which comes out summer 2023. Recall that this will be the last season with the participation of Henry Cavill will replace him in the fourth season Liam Hemsworth.
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