The Witcher Netflix Series: Release Date, Cast, Story Details, and News


Netflix has wrapped production of The Witcher season 1. Series star Henry Cavill made the announcement on Instagram, saying “Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end,” he wrote in the caption. “And although I’m pulling a face here it has been an incredible journey!”

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The series is based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher books and not directly related to the CD Projekt Red video game franchise aside from the similarities that the two naturally share. 

“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories,” said Sapkowski. “…staying true to the source material and themes that I have spent over 30 years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”


While The Witcher games do take some liberties with the source material, this series should feature quite a few familiar faces and storylines. Here’s everything else we know about the show:

The Witcher Release Date

The Witcher TV series will arrive in the final three months of 2019, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.

The Witcher Cast

Netflix has revealed many more members of The Witcher cast and even revealed the first photo of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Take a look!

Looking good, Henry (freeze frame thumbs up)! As for the rest of the cast, here are some of the principal players:

Henry Cavill - Geralt of Rivia

Freya Allan - Ciri

Anya ChalotraYennefer

Jodhi MayCalanthe

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson - Eist

Adam Levy Mousesack

MyAnna BuringTissaia

Mimi NdiweniFringilla

Therica Wilson-ReadSabrina

Millie Brady - Renfri

Eamon Farren - Cahir

Joey Batey - Jaskier

Lars Mikkelsen - Stregobor

Royce Pierreson - Istredd

Maciej Musia - Sir Lazlo

Wilson Radjou-Pujalte - Dara

Anna Shaffer - Triss

Rebecca Benson – Marilka

Shane Attwooll – Nohorn

Luke Neal – Vyr

Matthew Neal – Nimir

Tobi Bamtefa – Danek

Sonny Serkis – Martin

Roderick Hill – Fletcher

Inge Beckmann – Aridea

Charlotte O’Leary – Tiffania

Natasha Culzac – Toruviel

Amit Shah – Torque

Tom Canton – Filavandrel

The Witcher Story

Here’s the synopsis from Netflix:

“The witcher, Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”

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The Witcher Episodes

Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher will reportedly start with an eight-episode first season. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed the eight-episode first season on Twitter while addressing concerns that eight episodes aren’t enough. Hissrich stated that the smaller season allowed the team to produce “tight, action-packed” episodes that were free of lagging story moments. She also explained that the decision was not representative of any lack of faith in the series or any other financial concerns. 

The episodes will each be about an hour long – though Hissrich claims there might be a little variation in each episode’s runtime.

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.

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