It’s hard to believe that we reported on the existence of this series way back in 2017. We now finally have confirmation that the much-anticipated Witcher series will be coming to a Netflix device near you at the end of this year between October and December 2019.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos confirmed it with this:
And 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.
So far we know it’ll star Henry Cavill as protagonist Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (writer of Marvel’s The Defenders and Daredevil) is in charge of the production and it’s being filmed in mostly Hungary and Poland. According to reports, Netflix is quite impressed with what they’ve seen so far and there is already an interest of shooting a sequel.
If you’re a mega Witcher fan (like Marko, here at SA Gamer), then you’re probably jumping with joy right about now. Best you stock up on some popcorn and other reserves to binge it.