Netflix stopped short of announcing an exact premiere date for the video streaming service’s new “The Witcher” adaptation, but we do know that the show is releasing this fall. Netflix‘s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, confirmed that the show is scheduled to hit the platform during the fourth quarter, giving fans of the fantasy genre something to stream right after “Game of Thrones” calls it quits.
During an earnings call, Sarandos described “The Witcher” series calling it, “an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series.”
Netflix first officially announced the English language drama series back in 2017. In 2018 Netflix confirmed that Henry Cavil would be playing the role of Geralt, the series’ central focus and main Witcher. The show is based on the popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The books were later turned into an award-winning video game franchise that won over fans all around the world.
Known collectively as the Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections center on “witchers” — hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters. The New York Times bestselling books have been translated into over 20 languages.
If you prefer to read the original works before watching the adaptation, you can find Sapkowski’s works right here on Amazon.
Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse), partners at the Sean Daniel Company are executive producers, along with Tomek Baginski (Oscar nominated short The Cathedral, BAFTA winning The Fallen Art, Ambition) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.
Fans will have to wait a little longer to get an exact premiere date, but Netflix will most likely share the date with a first look trailer for the new series.
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