The Witcher Series Will Be Out Late 2019 On Netflix

While CD Projekt RED might not be releasing The Witcher 4 anytime soon, Netflix is throwing us all a bone by saying the new TV series will be out at some point this year. Swings and roundabouts, eh?

According to Deadline, Netflix has not revealed a specific date for the show's release, but it did confirm in an investor call that The Witcher would be coming to the streaming service at some point in the last three months of the year - which, let's face it, will absolutely fly round.

The fantasy drama stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and is currently in production in Hungary. It follows a solitary monster hunter struggling to find his place in a world, is written, exec produced and showrun by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

On the call, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandso revealed that it would be launching in the year's fourth quarter.

We're all pretty hyped for the new series, though the project is still fairly shrouded in mystery.

There are still a lot of things we don't yet know - like at what point in the monster-hunting career of Geralt of Rivia we'll be dropping into.

However, perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, we do know it won't be one for the kids.

In a tweet, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed: "Just watched a cut of Witcher with Ben, and the verdict is in: this show is not for 5-year-olds. Like, really not."

To any five-year-olds reading: consider yourselves warned.

Of course, we also know the series will star Superman actor Henry Cavill, who is apparently a huge fan of the series.

I'm sure the man will do a great job of portraying the silver-haired mutant, but I'm more than a little hurt Netflix appears to have ignored my letter in which I asked them to cast Danny DeVito. Frankly, a different a class of actor.

Alongside Cavill, the show will star Freya Allan, Jodhi May, and Adam Levy, who will play Ciri, Queen Calanthe and Mousesack, respectively.

Would you like The Witcher out over the Christmas holidays, or do you reckon it's got a more Halloween-y vibe to it?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

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