According to the latest report by NSFW celebrity blog Recapped, the first season of Netflix's Witcher TV series will release on 20 December 2019. Furthermore, season two is also rumoured to start filming sometime in December 2019.
Ever since streaming giant Netflix announced The Witcher TV series and its first cast, including Henry Cavill as Geralt, fans of the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt Red's RPG have been anticipating more details about the potential release date.
A couple of weeks ago, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos confirmed on the company's investor call that The Witcher TV series will come to Netflix sometime in Q4 2019 but he did not mention specific dates, only that Geralt will arrive to Netflix in the last part of the year.
However, the exact release date has been revealed by NSFW website Recapped, which may look like a poor source at first, but the website has actually been a great and reliable place for The Witcher TV series. Recapped revealed the details about the casting of Henry Cavill as Geralt and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer among other things, and now they claim Netflix's Witcher will release on 20 December 2019.
This fits into Q4 2019 release date which was earlier confirmed by Sarandos and it also comes in the holiday season which is obviously the target release window for every publisher when it comes to big releases.
Furthermore, Recapped claim that Netflix's Witcher season two will start filming in December 2019 or January 2020. "Mark your calendars! Hearing that the first season of The Witcher will be available to binge on December 20. Season two is also rumoured to start filming in December or January," it's written in the post.
While it is true that Recapped was a great source for The Witcher TV series news, take this with a grain of salt just like with any other leak or rumour. Nothing is confirmed at the moment, apart from the info from Netflix's Chief Content Officer.
The Witcher TV series will feature eight episodes in its first season. It's helmed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and the filming is coming to an end in Budapest according to the latest reports.