Netflix's Witcher TV Series Premiers Later This Year

Published: April 18, 2019 8:50 PM /


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Get ready to see Geralt of Rivia like never before. The highly-anticipated Witcher TV series adaption of the book and video game series The Witcher is coming soon.

Variety reports that the Netflix Witcher TV show is coming this Fall, meaning some time in October to December. The show will follow the journeys of Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster slayer known as a witcher. Taking the role of Geralt is Henry Cavill, known for his portrayal of Superman in recent DC movies such as Man of Steel.

We also got a look at a good bulk of the cast in October 2018. These included castings for essential characters like Ciri and Yennifer, as well as side-characters like the bandit Renfri and sorcerer Fringilla Vigo.

We know that the first season of The Witcher follows the book series rather than the video games. The casting reveals that at the very least we will experience short stories from the first book in the series, The Last Wish. This chronicles the earlier adventures of Geralt. We will likely see him meet Ciri and Yennifer for the first time. The casting of Renfri means that viewers can expect to experience why Geralt is sometimes known as "The Butcher of Blaviken."

We know that the first season of the Witcher TV series will feature eight episodes total. The first season is set to drop late this year, so make sure your Netflix subscription is up to date if you want to see some good ol' fashioned monster slaying in the Netflix Witcher TV Show.

Quick Take

I'm with a lot of people in that I'm going to set my expectations low. I have no issues with the casting choices or the talent behind the show. I just know that most video game adaptions, be it TV or movies, aren't very good. Netflix produces good, original shows, so I hope that the budget and talent behind the show can pull it together and create the next "Game of Thrones." 

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