The Witcher

It appeared that Netflix Netherlands’ Twitter account revealed that the highly anticipated new fantasy series, ‘The Witcher’ starring Henry Cavill would arrive on December 17th.  The tweet was quickly deleted, but many figured this was factual information, but that the streaming service wasn’t ready to announce it publicly.  However, a representative from Netflix spoke to Video Games Chronicle (???) and stated:

“The launch date for The Witcher has not yet been confirmed.  The post was made by Netflix accounts in the Netherlands in error, and not all of the information contained in it is accurate/final.”

Here is a screenshot of the original tweet in question:

Video Games Chronicle

The number 97 beside the title denotes the number of days until the show’s premiere– the tweet was sent on September 11, and December 17 is 97 days after that.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, 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. 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.

‘The Witcher’ is based on the novels and short stories of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which has previously been adapted into a best-selling video game series.  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’.  As for when they will be made available… your guess is as good as mine!