Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos has confirmed that The Witcher TV series will come to Netflix sometime in Q4 2019. Sarandos, who also works as creative consultant on the series, confirmed the info on the latest investor call.
It's been quite a while since we got last solid details about Netflix's adaptation of the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski - The Witcher. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the series showrunner earlier confirmed that the team is doing everything to deliver The Witcher series to the streaming platform before the end of 2019 and according to the latest info from Ted Sarandos - Netflix's Chief Content Officer, it looks like Schmidt Hissrich and her colleagues worked hard enough.
Sarandos talked about Netflix's exclusive series on the company's latest investor call, and the launch plans for some of these series, including The Witcher. He said that the fantasy drama is scheduled to release sometime in the last three months of 2019. According to Sarandos, the series is currently in production Hungary and it's on the way to arrive by the end of the year.
Unfortunately, Sarandos did not go into details and the release period is the only bit of info he revealed. As you may know, Netflix's The Witcher will follow a story of Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, who "struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."
The role of Geralt has been given to Henry Cavill, who is known for his appearances in Man of Steel, Justice League and Mission: Impossible - Fallout. The story is not following the games from CD Projekt Red, instead, it will focus on the books more closely.
Along with Cavill, the cast is made of Freya Allan, Jodhi May, Adam Levy, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read and Milie Brady.
Also, it's been officially revealed that the first season is expected to be at least eight episodes long and it will include Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, Vesemir and many other, familiar characters you met while playing the games or reading the books.