It appears that Netflix accidentally announced the release date for ‘The Witcher’, the new fantasy series starring Henry Cavill.  For whatever reason, Netflix doesn’t like to announce its release dates very far in advance, so when Netflix Netherlands accidentally tweeted out that ‘The Witcher’ Season One would drop on December 17th, it was almost immediately deleted.  But of course, someone managed to take a screencap, so here you go:

As you can see, the number 97 is next to the title “The Witcher” which signifies the number of days from the tweet date the series will drop on Netflix. 97 days from September 11th is December 17!

Netflix has high hopes that ‘The Witcher’ will become its answer to ‘Game of Thrones’.  The TV series is based on the novels and short stories of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.  The show was developed by Lauren Schmidt (‘Daredevil’) who acts as showrunner and executive producer.

Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia.  The cast also includes Freya Allan as Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor, Maciej Musial as Sir Lazlo, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss, Amit Shah as Torque, and Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina.

There are eight episodes in the first season of ‘The Witcher’.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts,” Netflix said. “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.