After the devilish tease of Henry Cavill sporting Geralt’s luscious white locks, we finally know when we’re going to see Netflix’s series based on The Witcher.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix let the news slip during an earnings call this week, stating that the series would be landing in the “last three months of the year.” The news was reported by Deadline, who also mentioned that the series is currently in production in Hungary, as per Sarandos’ comments in the earnings call.
This is exciting news for fans of The Witcher, but just to be clear, the series is dealing with Polish novelist Andrzej Sapowski’s Witcher books rather from CD Projekt Red’s adaptation of the source material.
Sapowski is actually part of the creative team for the show, which has a lot of talent involved behind the scenes. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the showrunner, with previous credits on Daredevil and The West Wing.
Despite the fact it is leaning more into the books than the games, the promotional shot of Cavill as Geralt makes it clear that the creative team are taking some inspiration from CD Projekt Red’s designs.
As well as Geralt, the series will feature Ciri, Yennefer and Triss as well as a number of important characters from The Witcher universe. If you understand the plot of the games, surely you’ll be well accustomed to following the series when it drops later this year.
As for the continuation of The Witcher games following 2015’s blockbuster hit Wild Hunt, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. CD Projekt Red seem focused on Cyberpunk 2077 and Gwent at the moment, but surely they’ll be looking to build on their success in the far future.