Since the announcement of Netflix's television series based on The Witcher, we've been waiting for a release date. We want to know when we can see the final product, and whether it'll be an excellent adaptation of a beloved property or a travesty. Well, we now know around when it's coming, even if we lack a firm release date.
During an investors call this week, Netflix chief creative officer Ted Sarandos mentioned The Witcher in response to a question about the rest of the streaming service's lineup for 2019.
"Then you start seeing later in the fourth quarter some of our bigger film investments coming through like Irishman, like 6 Underground and also a big new original series that we’re currently shooting in Hungary called The Witcher, that is an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series," said Sarandos in the call, according to Variety.
The Witcher is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski, which was later adapted into the popular RPGs by CD Projekt Red. The Witcher is being executive produced and showrun by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who previously co-executive produced Daredevil and The Defenders for Netflix. Henry Cavill is playing series lead Geralt of Rivia, alongside Frey Allan (Into the Badlands) as Ciri and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer. The rest of the cast was announced back in October, prior to the start of shooting.
The first season of The Witcher will comprise a total of eight hour-long episodes.