With the streaming giant announcing that the first season of its adaptation of The Witcher is set to go live in the fourth quarter. Which is sometime between October and December. The series stars Superman actor Henry Cavill as the white-haired monster hunter Geralt of Rivia and is also based on the same books that CD Projekt RED drew its inspiration from when creating the games.
The first season will feature eight episodes with filming taking place in Hungary. The confirmation came via a recent earnings call when Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos was asked about future content for the platform.
"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."
Which the mention of "big new original series" and "enormous European IP" no doubt many are already looking at The Witcher series on Netflix as being its version of Game of Thrones. A big budget fantasy epic with high production values. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is serving as executive producer and showrunner, whose previous credits include Marvel superhero dramas like The Defenders and Daredevil.