The Witcher to premiere in December

All eight episodes will be available to stream on Friday 20th December. 

The release date for Netflix's highly-anticipated fantasy drama The Witcher has been revealed.

Its first official trailer, which was released yesterday on 31st October, confirmed that all eight episodes of the series will hit the streaming service on Friday 20th December. 

This date isn’t far off the one that was leaked by the Facebook and Twitter pages for Netflix in The Netherlands back in September which said it would arrive on Tuesday 17th December. 

Adapted from Polish author Andrej Sapkowski’s best-selling book series of the same name, The Witcher follows Geralt of Riveria (Henry Cavill) a solitary monster hunter living in the dark world of The Continent. 

Described as an “epic tale of fate and family” it’ll see him embark “on his most dangerous mission yet” as he joins forces with the young Princess Ciri (Freya Allen) and powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra). 

The Umbrella Academy writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as showrunner with directors including Game of Thrones’s Alik Sakharov and Daredevil’s Marc Jobst. 

Whilst Sapkowski's books have also been adapted into a critically-acclaimed video game franchise by Polish developer CD Projekt Red, Hissrich has previously stated they'll be no connection between the two. 

“They went one direction, we actually get to go another,” Hissrich said. “We’re kind of holding close to our chest what we’re doing in the first season.”

You can stream the entire first season of The Witcher on Netflix from 20th December 2019. 

Source: The Verge

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