The Release Date for Netflix's The Witcher May Have Leaked Out Early
A now-deleted social media post from the Netherlands' Netflix account seems to have revealed a December 17th premiere date.
By Chris Morse
The Witcher may make its premiere on Netflix as early as mid-December, according to, well, the streaming platform itself. Although no official release date has been announced at this time, it's been widely speculated that the Henry Cavill-led book adaptation will arrive before the end of the year. Now, we may just have a date to mark on our calendars.
The eagle-eyed fans over at Redanian Intelligence caught wind of a now-deleted post from the official Facebook page for Netflix Netherlands in which the number of nights' sleep until each major upcoming release is listed. Among those shows included was The Witcher, which is supposedly 97 days away. That would make the series' premiere date Tuesday, December 17th. Have a look at a screen grab of the post below and see for yourself.
Such a release timetable would make sense, as this summer brought us the official trailer and a number of other big reveals after San Diego Comic-Con. There is also plenty of evidence that early work on a second season is ongoing, which would make sense considering previous reports have indicated that Netflix is very high on the first season and the series' potential.
With writing on a Season 2 likely underway, seeing this show debut in late 2019 seems like it would be right on schedule. It's not quite an official confirmation yet, but this may be as close as we're going to get until an announcement actually happens.
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 filming on its eight-episode debut season complete, 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.
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