Over the past year we have received an inside look as to how Netflix’s original “The Witcher” is shaping up. Henry Cavill is obviously filling the shoes (and tunic) of Geralt of Rivia, and all the other players are present as well such as Yennefer of Vengerberg and Triss Merigold. But, despite the recent release of trailers, we were unsure of when it would be released.
There was no official word on when we would see “The Witcher” hit people’s Netflix accounts. However, it would seem that Netflix themselves accidentally spilled the… saltpeter? On their social media accounts they often post countdowns for when new content is coming. Yesterday they happened to post one on Facebook which also included how many days it would be until “The Witcher” is finally live. It is worth noting on the other hand, that not long after this the post was also deleted.
As of the 11th of September, the countdown clock was at 97 days. This of course sets the release date as the 17th of December, right in time for Christmas! The date may be subject to change considering that Netflix has since deleted the post, but there is a good chance that we will be seeing The Butcher of Blaviken appear at some point before the new year.
In terms of aesthetics the show does seem to be looking similar to the game. The setting appears to be much like Novigrad and the costumes are also on point. Henry Cavill is evidently ripped for this role, so he should be encountering some interesting challenges! Time will tell though if the lore deviates from the books and the gaming series.
As a Witcher fan I do have quite high hopes for this show. How about you? Are you look forward to the Netflix adaptation? Let us know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Youtube to keep up-to-date with the latest gaming news. Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected]