Oh boy, oh boy, The Witcher TV show is officially coming to Netflix and we’re crazy excited! Video game TV shows and movie adaptations are delivered to high skepticism since they’re usually pretty terrible, but since this isn’t technically based on the game(s), we’re a bit relieved.
We’ll link the official trailer below, but let’s first set some expectations of what it’s about, and more importantly, what you’re not going to get.
When does The Witcher debut on Netflix?
The Witcher, an all-new Netflix original series, will premiere on December 20, 2019. Netflix had dropped a teaser trailer way back in July of 2019 during San Diego’s Comic-Con, but now it’s officially official. The show will contain eight episodes with Henry Cavill starring as Geralt of Rivia.
Is Netflix’s The Witcher based on the video game?
The new Netflix show will not be based on the multi-award-winning The Witcher video game series, but will instead be based on the best selling novels. This will allow a greater ranger of source material for the show’s writers and directors to work with.
It’s also got a pretty sizable budget since it’s an original Netflix series, so expect the highest of quality in regards to props, effects, monsters, etc. The series showrunner Lauren Hissrich took to Twitter to ease fan concerns about production quality, stating:
TV budgets are big. They are. We’ll be using money as wisely as we can, to do as much as we can. (Monsters included — and still very much in hot discussion)Lauren S. Hissrich on 04/20/2018 via Twitter
Who’s in the cast of The Witcher?
The Witcher on Netflix will feature: