According to Deadline, The Witcher will premiere sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019, earlier than previous planed (2020), on Netflix.
The Witcher was made popular and known to a wider audience by CD Projekt Red – the developer of the game-series with the last title – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. I don’t know ONE single source to have anything bad to state about it.
However the game is based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and beside the games, there’s a tabletop game and comics based on the 8 book long fantasy series. The plot centers around Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. Witchers are monster hunters who (with training and body modification) develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts.
Here’s a first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt, released last year. Expect “real” footage to emerge soon.
As you may have already heard: Netflix is producing an AAA fantasy series based on the The Witcher universe.
While the games have been a massive worldwide success, the project starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Justice League) as main role, is based on the novels. The teaser above provides a first look at his character – Geralt of Rivia.
The synopsis is the following:
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts..
The series aims for a 2019 release and will be exclusive attached to Netflix.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales — watch the official gameplay trailer for a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia.
Northern Realms are bustling with things to do. Your journey will be full of difficult choices that will influence it and whatever you decide, you will have to live with the consequences — desertion, betrayal, or even death. Pre-orders of the game are live on witchertales.com! Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release on October 23rd on PC via GOG.COM.
A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow on December 4th. Make sure to visit game’s official website to find additional information about the setting, characters, and gameplay!
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.
Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
The Internet litterary exploded a couple of hours ago when it was officially announced that Henry Cavill will portrary the lead of The Witcher Nextflix- series.
Cavill has played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman and Justice league. He can be seen in theaters with a role in Mission: Impossible Fallout.
The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight. The novels became widely popular when polish game studio – CD Projekt Red – adapted the fantasy universe into video games.
The Witcher is set to debut 2020 only on Netflix.
Executive producer/writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has taken to Twitter to reveal that the series will have eight episodes and will most likely be released 2020. The script for the pilot is done but will be polished and the rest of the episodes are in her head for now.
Other details revealed for now are that the shooting will take place in Eastern Europe and that there is no cast yet.
Hissrich has co-produced series such as Daredevil and The Defenders.