The Witcher Set to Arrive on Netflix in 2019
It was initially believed that we would have a longer wait for this one.
By Chris Morse
With all of the recent talk about Henry Cavill being cast in the lead role of Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher television series, it was easy to miss a low-key announcement on when we might expect the show to premiere. Writer, executive producer, and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich had previously expressed uncertainty on how quickly the series would come together, suggesting that fans might have to wait until 2020 to see this story come to life on their TV screens. However, an official update from Netflix actually gave us the subtle update that the show would premiere sooner than that.
While we were understandably fixated on the casting of Geralt and the new story synopsis, the Netflix announcement also revealed that the show will be arriving next year in 2019, which Hissrich helpfully pointed out on her Twitter account, as you can see below.
In case you missed it, recent Superman actor Henry Cavill will be playing the role of Geralt of Rivia in this television adaptation of The Witcher, which will be based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski (as opposed to the popular video game series from CD Projekt Red, which is also based on the books). The TV show’s incarnation of Geralt is expected to remain true to the character and be very familiar to fans of the games and books alike. No other casting has been confirmed at this time.
The official synopsis for the series reads as follows.
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2019. We’ll have more updates here on Dead Entertainment as the show comes together and we learn more about it.
The Witcher Showrunner Teases a Familiar Geralt of Rivia
Fans of the books and video games alike should be able to recognize him.