The Witcher Series Will Release in Q4 2019, Says Netflix Content Head Ted Sarandos
Netflix’s series adaptation of The Witcher will launch toward the stop of 2019, sometime between October and December, the streaming provider’s leader content material officer Ted Sarandos discovered all through the quarterly earnings name on Tuesday. Starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) because the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, and based on the book series of the same name, The Witcher will follow an “a solitary monster hunter struggling to locate his region in a world.” It is presently in manufacturing in Hungary, Sarandos delivered. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil) is the creator and showrunner.
Asked at the quarterly income name what he is excited to deliver to Netflix subscribers in the 2d half of-of 2019, Sarandos referred to the go back of several popular suggests in Q3 (July–September): Stranger Things season three on July 4, Money Heist (Casa de Papel) element 3 on July 19, the seventh and final season of Orange Is the New Black, the third season of both 13 Reasons Why, and The Crown, and season of Spanish teen drama Élite. Additionally, prolific creator Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix collection, The Politician, arrives September 27.
Sarandos then pointed out some of the content material coming in Q4 2019 (October–December). That’s when he call-checked The Witcher alongside Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay’s movement movie Six Underground, which capabilities Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Dave Franco (Now You See Me), and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) among others. Sarandos referred to as The Witcher “sizable European IP, very popular sport and book IP, that we think goes to make a without a doubt fun worldwide collection.”
Written via Andrzej Sapkowski between 1993-99, The Witcher collection of quick memories and novels has offered over 33 million copies global thus far. There have been several on-display variations, however, the video game collection of the equal name — which has visible three entries among 2007-15 — stays the most well-known. Sapkowski has criticized the preceding movie and TV tries, so it is top that he is concerned as an innovative consultant at the Netflix try.
In addition to Cavill, The Witcher stars Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds) as Ciri, Princess of Cintra, Jodhi May (The Last of the Mohicans) as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as the knight East, Adam Levy (Knightfall) because the druid Mousesack, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) as the sorceress Yennefer, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) as the outcast Princess Renfri.
Alik Sakharov (House of Cards) is directing 4 episodes of The Witcher, including the first one, while Alex Garcia Lopez (Luke Cage) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander) will helm two episodes every.
Here’s the reputable description for The Witcher collection, from Netflix: