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Netflix Fantasy Show The Witcher Could Hit Screens On 17 December

Netflix Fantasy Show The Witcher Could Hit Screens On 17 December

Good news for the people eagerly awaiting the release of The Witcher, we might have just got some decent information about a release date.

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So far, Netflix hasn't been forthcoming with much, but it looks like a competition might have inadvertently revealed that it'll be out on 17 December this year.

That's pretty close.

OK, here's what we've got to go on.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Netflix Netherlands tweeted out something that appeared to confirm that 17 December would be the date. They have since deleted that, with Netflix later on seeming to imply that this information was inaccurate.

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However, there are other signposts along this particular road.

Last month an article appeared in Germany's Serien Magazine, seeming to confirm the prospective release date to be correct.

Then, even more recently than that, a banner at MCM Comic Con in London stated that the winner of a competition would get two tickets to the red carpet premiere of the show on - wait for it - 16 December.

Hmm...a red carpet premiere just a day before a mooted release date? It all seems to point to one thing.

That release date might not be so wrong after all, right?

In case you're not sure whether the show is for you or not, The Witcher is a fantasy show that adapts the world created by author Andrzej Sapkowski.

The series will consist of eight episodes and supposedly tells the story of The Last Wish, Sword of Destiny and Blood of Elves.

The show will follow a monster hunter who is 'struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts'

Despite what you might think, this isn't going to be the kind of fantasy series you can sit down and watch with the kids.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

In fact, producer Lauren Hissrich recently described the series as 'brutal'.

She told Italian website Corriere: "[It's] very brutal... we are not shy about the adult themes present in the original material. The novels contemplate sexism, racism and war with a lot of politics.

"Let's say five-year-olds shouldn't watch it."

The Witcher will feature the acting talents of Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan.

A brief synopsis reads: "When destiny hurtles [Geralt] toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together."

Man of Steel actor Cavill recently said that the experience of filming the show had 'been an incredible journey'.

Let's hope we get to see it later this year, then.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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