Showrunners Lauren S. Hissrich and Netflix have been slow to reveal certain details about the upcoming fantasy series, The Witcher, whose release date has been the subject of speculation. A now-deleted tweet from Netflix Netherlands seemed to confirm a release date of Dec. 17, though Netflix later implied that this was inaccurate information.
As of yet, nothing has been officially announced. However, a set report from the German Serien Magazine, published just this month, seemed to once again confirm Dec. 17 as being the show's release date. Even more recently, a competition banner at MCM Comic-Con in London revealed that the winner would receive two tickets to the series' red carpet premiere on December 16, which would line up perfectly with The Witcher's release online.
Yes, you read that right, there will be a red carpet premiere on December 16. As with that other big fantasy show, these premieres show only the first episode.— Redanian Intelligence (@RedanianIntel) October 27, 2019
So the release date for everyone else is definitely December 17? pic.twitter.com/kgFwJXx7Z8
So it appears that -- despite Netflix's attempts at suggesting otherwise -- the leaked release date was evidently accurate after all. Netflix's The Witcher, which adapts the fantasy world created by author Andrzej Sapkowski, will be made available for streaming on Dec. 17, 2019. The first season will consist of eight episodes and will purportedly adapt the events of The Last Wish, Sword of Destiny and Blood of Elves.
The first full-length trailer for the series is set to premier at the Lucca Comics & Games event on Oct. 31 and is likely to be online shortly after. It is possible that the trailer will provide a more official confirmation of the release date, among other exciting details.
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.
(via Redanian Intelligence)