Hopes are high for The Witcher's Netflix adaptation, and it seems like we won't be waiting too much longer to see how it pans out. In a deleted Facebook post, Netflix let slip that The Witcher will premiere on the streaming service on December 17.
Noticed by Redanian Intelligence, social media accounts for Netflix in the Netherlands posted a list of upcoming series with however many "nights sleep" for each one's premiere. The Witcher comes in at 97 from the post date of September 11, or December 17.
While this could be subject to change, it's just about as far back as the series could have been pushed while still staying on this year's docket. It's at least comforting to know we'll see the adventures of Henry Cavill's Geralt before the year closes out, and hey, maybe this gives your family something to binge during the holiday season.
While this new portrayal of Geralt wasn't received well in its first looks, subsequent cast photos have done a lot to sell the direction of the streaming series. Netflix's The Witcher seems set to follow the book's story, meaning it'll take place a fair bit before the video games that popularized Geralt of Rivia, much less the conclusion of his journeys in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
With major castings like Yennefer, Ciri, and the lovable glitch-horse Roach locked in, Netflix's take on The Witcher seems like a fairly interesting one. I'm looking forward to celebrating the winter solstice with a little bit of monster slaying and, god willing, some bath tubs.