The Witcher Netflix Series to Premiere in Q4 2019
The first season of the upcoming fantasy adaptation starring Henry Cavill will arrive sometime between October and December.
By Chris Morse
We still don’t yet have a final release date for Netflix’s The Witcher, but the upcoming premiere window has at least been narrowed down a little bit for us. According to a recent announcement by the streaming platform, the live-action fantasy series will arrive sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.
This means we will get to see Henry Cavill in action as Geralt at some point during the final three months of the year. Whether that means we will get to see this world come to life in the fall or early winter remains to be seen for now, but you can bet that you will be able to binge this new series before the new year arrives. Sounds good to us.
In The Witcher, 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.
Henry Cavill will play the starring role of Geralt of Rivia while the cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as the druid Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri.
In addition, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) will star as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter series) as Triss.
Additional casting includes Rebecca Benson as Marilka, Shane Attwooll as Nohorn, Luke Neal as Vyr, Matthew Neal as Nimir, Tobi Bamtefa as Danek, Sonny Serkis as Martin, Roderick Hill as Fletcher, Inge Beckmann as Aridea, Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania, Natasha Culzac as Toruviel, Amit Shah as Torque, and Tom Canton as Filavandrel.
With production on its eight-episode debut season underway, The Witcher will make its premiere on Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2019. Stay tuned for all of the latest here on Dead Entertainment.