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Netflix's 'The Witcher' Series Will Be Released At The End Of 2019

Geralt de Riv will open the gates of Kaer Morhen this winter.

In the midst of Game of Thrones mania, Netflix hasn't held back on reminding the whole world that its heirs will soon be dominating the series landscape. First of all, the streaming platform is backing an adaptation of the saga The Witcher, written by Andrzej Sapkowski and made popular by the video games from CD Projekt. Henry Cavill will play the main character in the series, Geralt de Riv, one of the most powerful sorcerers on the Continent. The good news is that The Witcher will be available on Netflix in 2019.

Ted Sarandos, head of programming at the platform, confirmed the information during the quarterly results report. Season 1 will be released at the end of 2019, sometime between October and December. The show is currently still filming in Hungary, and only a few videos of the film set and the post-production work have been leaked on Reddit. Season 1 of The Witcher will feature eight episodes, each lasting around 60 minutes.

As well as the time required to complete filming for the series, Ted Sarandos also revealed that the Netflix catalog will be pretty full in the second quarter of 2019. Subscribers will soon be seeing the release of Seasons 3 of Stranger Things (July 4), Money Heist (July 19) and 13 Reasons Why. The final season of Orange Is the New Black, Season 2 of Elite and The Politician (September 27), the first series to result from the collaboration between Netflix and Ryan Murphy, are also scheduled for release in the third quarter.


Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Adrien Delage, published on 18/04/2019