During a recent earnings call, some light was shed on Netflix’s remaining schedule for 2019. The company’s COO, Ted Sarandos, confirmed some of the shows that are planned for the third and fourth quarters of the year. Which then confirmed that The Witcher release date will be at some point toward the end of 2019.
Specifically, Sarandos stated that he expects The Witcher release date to land in the fourth quarter of 2019. That timeframe would launch the show sometime between the months of October and December.
Sarandos’ response confirmed “you start seeing later in the fourth quarter some of our bigger film investments coming through like Irishman, like 6 Underground and also a big new original series that we’re currently shooting in Hungary called The Witcher. That is an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series.”
Within the same earnings call, Netflix’s COO also confirmed some of the titles slotted for the company’s third quarter this year. Shows mentioned by Sarandos include Stranger Things, Casa de Papel, Orange is the New Black, 13 Reasons Why, Elite and The Politician.
The Witcher series is being led by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Hissrich’s has prior credits with Netflix as a writer for both Daredevil and The Defenders. We also know that the series will incorporate the trio of main characters in Geralt of Rivia, the sorceress Yennefer, and Ciri, Princess of Cintra.
Henry Cavill has been cast as the main character, Geralt. Anya Chalotra was awarded the role of Yennefer, and Freya Allan will play Ciri.
Other than the quick glimpse we received of Cavill in the role of Geralt, we know little else about the upcoming Netflix’s series. The show’s first season will consist of eight episodes running about an hour long each. And now we know The Witcher release date is set for sometime late this year. I suppose we’ll just have to wait for a more information in the months to come.