Netflix’s The Witcher Series Review – Trailers, Cast, Release Date
We are beginning to delve deeper into the realm of The Witcher, the upcoming series by Netflix that features Henry Cavill (playing the role of Geralt of Rivia) with the new data about the much-awaited web show during at Comic-Con.
While many admirers are possibly well aware with franchise of The Witcher due to the CD Projekt Red’s hugely popular action RPG series, the forthcoming Netflix version is in fact based on the sequence of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, which motivated the games but shows some major differences—such as the way Geralt uses his swords.
Currently, one huge question aficionados have is when is The Witcher launching out on Netflix? From the release date to the cast, here is everything that you should know about The Witcher series by Netflix.
Netflix’s The Witcher Series Release Date
The Witcher will roll out on the streaming service sometime toward the end of this year, as per an earnings call by Netflix as well as reported from the media.
Netflix has been recognized to make declarations just hours or weeks before time, so we might not get an official, exact launch date until soon before the web show makes its entry.
Considering that production only started in October last year, the late release date for this year makes logic, particularly considering the work of special effects comprised.
Netflix’s The Witcher Series Trailers
At San Diego Comic-Con, the initial trailer for the web series was launched. You can watch it here:
Netflix’s The Witcher Series Episodes
Season 1 of The Witcher will have almost 8 episodes for sure. Netflix has not disclosed what the usual run time for these episodes will be. On the other hand, considering the comparatively small count of episodes and the fact that the streaming giant is squarely aiming at Game of Thrones fans, we are assuming every episode will run almost an hour long.
If 8 episodes appear like too less to justify to Geralt of Rivia’s saga, do not be concerned. Netflix appears to have long-term proposals for the web show. The firm is supposedly happy with development on the web show and is keen in accepting various new seasons. Again, we may not hear any official headlines on that end for quite a while.
Netflix’s The Witcher Series Cast
The TV series for The Witcher was produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who earlier collaborated on shows such as The West Wing, Parenthood, and Daredevil. Andrzej Sapkowski, who authored the books on which The Witcher TV series and games are based, is working as a creative consultant for the web series. That is a positive hint in itself, as Sapkowski has never been shy about offering his disdain for The Hexer, the earlier live-action version of his work.
Henry Cavill will feature as Geralt of Rivia (the rugged monster hunter). Other cast members comprise Yennefer of Vengerberg (played by Anya Chalotra), Princess Ciri (played by Freya Allan), King Eist (played by Björn Hlynur Haraldsson), Queen Calanthe (played by Jodhi May), Tissaia (played by MyAnna Buring), Mousesack (played by Adam Levy), Sabrina (played by Therica Wilson-Read), Fringilla (played by Mimi Ndiweni), and Princess Renfri (played by Millie Brady).