The Witcher is one of most anticipated shows of the year. The Netflix series is adapted from the popular novels turned video game series, but despite revealing the first trailer back in July, the streaming giant has yet to officially announce the show’s release date. However, it now looks like Netflix might have accidentally revealed when fans can watch the series.
The news comes via a message that was posted on Facebook and tweeted by Netflix Netherlands. The post consisted of a countdown to various upcoming shows, stating how many days were left. Some of these were already known, including the upcoming Breaking Bad movie El Camino and new seasons of The Crown and Peaky Blinders. But The Witcher was also on the list–and with a 97 day countdown, it would mean that that the show will be released on December 17. Inevitably, Netflix has not confirmed the date and tweet has now been deleted–but you might want to keep December 17 free, just in case. Check it out below, via the Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Frey Allan as Ciri, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, and Adam Levy as Mousesack. Season 1 will comprise 10 episodes.
In a recent interview, showrunner Lauren Hissrich spoke about the tone of the show, and revealed that it wouldn’t be for kids. “It’s a very adult show. I will add it was important to me that any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value. I think audiences are really savvy and know when we’re doing stuff to just shock them versus do stuff that really drives the story.”
For more, check out our guide to everything we know about The Witcher to date.
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Author: Dan Auty