It wasn't too long ago that book and video game lovers celebrated what appeared to be an official release date for The Witcher. Unlike previous reports, that date came from verified Netflix social media accounts, though the posts were quickly deleted.
A Netflix spokesperson has now commented on the leak. In a statement, Netflix asserted, "The launch date for The Witcher has not yet been confirmed." The spokesperson then explained, "The post was made by Netflix accounts in the Netherlands in error, and not all of the information contained in it is accurate/final." It appears that Witcher fans will have to continue their wait for an official announcement.
However, it is worth noting that the spokesperson did not outright confirm or deny the leaked date, which means that there is still a chance that The Witcher will premiere on December 17. If not then, then somewhere close. Previous reports placed the launch date on December 20, not too far from the recently leaked date, so it seems safe to say that the dark fantasy adaptation will premiere sometime in mid-December.
Based on Andrzej Sapkowski's successful novel series, Netflix's The Witcher centers on monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg and Ciri as they find themselves caught in a conflict of power and magic that will shape The Continent. Season 1 is likely to adapt the events of The Last Wish, Sword of Destiny and Blood of Elves.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. The series will be available to stream on Netflix this December.