The Witcher gets a release 'year' on Netflix
And it isn't far...
The much anticipated Witcher series on Netflix will be airing sometime at the end of 2019. This comes as a welcome surprise as most fans were expecting a 2020 release date. Although the release date is not exactly confirmed, at least we now know when can we expect the series.
The Witcher will cast Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. That is probably going to be the only name you may recognize as far as the cast is concerned. As the original story takes place in a fictional World inspired by various cultures and in the medieval time period. The cast will also include fan favorites like Ciri (Freya Allan), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Triss (Anna Shaffer), accompanied by other familiar characters from the Witcher franchise.
To bring the same feel and setting to the TV screens, the cast is mostly European. Currently it is in production in Hungary. We do know that the series is expected to be eight episodes long. Netflix has even got a placeholder for the upcoming Witcher series. Here's what its description reads:
The witcher, Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Ever since the release of The Witcher Novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, it has gotten a cult following, especially in Poland - it's place of birth. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Polish visual effects studio Platige Image said in a statement:
There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and hero inside of all our hearts.
It remains to be seen what source material the series will follow. Will it be the books? Or the epic video game series? Or maybe a little of both? What we do know is that CD Projekt Red's cinematic director, Tomas Baginski will be directing at least one of the eight episodes. He is the man behind all the opening cinematic sequences of the three Witcher games. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so you can know just as soon as we do.