It wasn't long ago that fans were treated to their first real look at Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher. As exciting as that was, since then all has been silent. That changed recently when official social media accounts for Netflix Netherlands inadvertently revealed the release date for the series.
In a tweet that has since been removed, the verified Netflix account stated, "the wait is almost over, *so many* nights sleep for these titles," followed by a list of television shows ranging from Season 5 of Peaky Blinders to The Witcher, for which the number of "sleeps" left was revealed to be 97, placing the official release date on December 17, 2019.
The release date has long been a point of speculation among Witcher fans, but no one attached to the series, not even showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich -- who is known for being relatively open with fans -- provided any indication of when the series would air. Previous reports stated that The Witcher would be made available some time in December, but the exact date remained a mystery. In fact, even now -- despite what was stated in the deleted tweet -- the release date may still be subject to change.
Meanwhile, as eager fans await the release of the first season, Hissrich and the rest of the writers' room is already reportedly working on Season 2 of the dark fantasy series. Where Season 1 presumably adapts the events of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels from The Last Wish to Blood of Elves, Season 2 is likely to adapt Time of Contempt onwards.
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)