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Netflix’s The Witcher Show Might Be Airing In December, Tweet Suggests

Netflix’s The Witcher Show Might Be Airing In December, Tweet Suggests

Netflix might have let slip when its much-anticipated The Witcher series is set to debut. The fantasy show - based on the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, subsequently adapted into a video game franchise (and made famous, let's be honest) by CD Projekt Red - could be on our screens on December 17, 2019.

That's according to the fan site Redanian Intelligence (via VG247), which has been following the development of the Netflix show since its announcement in May 2017. The site posted up a screengrab of a since-deleted tweet from the official Netflix account, which listed the number of sleeps left until new series are released.

Netflix Tweet Revealing The Witcher Release Date / Credit: Twitter
Netflix Tweet Revealing The Witcher Release Date / Credit: Twitter

As you can see from the above, the September 11-dated tweet lists The Witcher as being 97 nights away - which takes us to the date of December 17. And that sure lines up (albeit just) with what we already knew: that the show would air in late 2019. And it's pretty close to a previous leak, which set the release date as December 20.

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Of course, it could be that this date is wrong, and that's why the tweet's been deleted. Or, more likely (IMO), said information on The Witcher's release date wasn't supposed to be revealed yet.

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In other Witcher-y news, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (complete edition!) is now only about a month away from its release on Switch. Which, frankly, has me very excited indeed. One of the greatest games of its generation is about to become playable on my commutes - and by the looks of things, I'll be at the business end of that adventure right about when the Netflix show begins. You can check out our impressions of playing The Witcher 3 on Switch, below.

Are you excited for Netflix's new series? Do you think it'll be on a par with Game of Thrones? Let us know - social links, below.

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Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]