The Witcher is coming to streaming platform Netflix as an eight-episode TV drama in late 2019, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt, and filming has begun. We’ve finally seen Cavill in costume as Geralt, and the reaction has been…mixed. The full cast for The Witcher on Netflix has also been announced, including who’s playing Ciri, Triss and Yennefer. Read on for more on that.
The Netflix series is based on the Polish novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski, much like the CD Projekt Red RPG series that we’re so keen on here at PC Gamer. It’s had a showrunner in place for a while now—Daredevil and The Defenders writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich—and we’ve learned loads about the series through Twitter, including character descriptions. We’ve captured all of that below.
If you were curious about the show’s credibility, Sapkowski is working on the Netflix series as a creative consultant.
“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing,” he said in a press release. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
It was confirmed during an earnings call that Netflix’s The Witcher series will launch in the last three months of 2019, as reported by Deadline. While we initially worried it might take until 2020 to finally see the adaptation, this is welcome news, given how long we’ve known about The Witcher show.