The Witcher Netflix show was announced a while back, with fans of franchise eager to see how it looks in real-life action. Now, the streaming service has announced a release window for the upcoming The Witcher Netflix show, and it seems we won’t have to wait too long to watch it live-action glory.
The Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos has confirmed that The Witcher Netflix show is part of the 2019 content line up, and noted that it will be released in the company’s fourth quarter. That means the show can air any time from October to December of this year.
And then you start seeing later in the fourth quarter some of our bigger film investments coming through like ‘Irishman,’ like ‘6 Underground’ and also a big new original series that we’re currently shooting in Hungary called ‘The Witcher,’ that is an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series.
The Witcher is a popular franchise that was started with books from Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski. The books were adapted by developer CD Projekt Red into popular video games. Now, The Witcher Netflix show is taking the franchise to TV for the first time.
Henry Cavill will be portraying the role of Geralt of Rivia – the main character from the franchise. The series has 8 episodes and will each be an hour long.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) 31 October 2018
Adding to what Netflix subscribers can expect before The Witcher Netflix show is released, the CCO said that this content is coming to the streaming service in the third quarter
Well, definitely in the third quarter, we’ve got new episodes and new seasons of some of our most loved and most watched shows on Netflix, ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Casa de Papel,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ ‘Elite,’ which was a big hit for us right out of Spain, a new season from Ryan Murphy of ‘The Politician,’ a brand new show on Netflix that we think our audiences are going to love.
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