It feels like aeons have passed since the announcement of the Witcher to be adapted to a Netflix Series a year ago, but already we have enough news to excite fans old and new, who are all looking forward to a different take to the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the beloved game franchise of the Witcher by CD Projekt Red.
Despite the fact that we still don’t know the exact date the series will take off on Netflix, it is reported the pilot episode will possibly air in 2019 earliest, and according to Lauren Hissrich, it will be released in 2020. This is rather disheartening, given the fact that it has already been a whole year since we have learned that the series will appear on Neflix.
While this will be the first time the Witcher will debut on Netflix, it’s not the first time the book series have been adapted to film, with a TV series called the Hexer and a film, both released in Poland. In this sense, the Witcher is being adapted to a TV series for the first time in the English language.
The good news is that although there were rumours previously that he rejected involvement, Polish writer and creator of the book series Sapkowski is now working closely with the creators of the Netflix series, making sure that the adaptation is true to the books written by the talented author.
In other news, several characters beloved to the Witcher universe have been confirmed for the series, including Geralt of Rivia (no surprises here) and his loyal horse Roach, Triss, Yennefer, Ciri, and finally Dandelion, who will be called Jaskier in the Netflix version, true to the original name given to him in the books and in the Polish dub of the Witcher 3.