Netflix’s collection adaptation of The Witcher will release toward the cease of 2019, sometime between October and December, the streaming provider’s chief content material officer Ted Sarandos found out throughout the quarterly earnings call on Tuesday. Starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) because the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, and based totally on the book series of the equal name, The Witcher will comply with a “a solitary monster hunter suffering to discover his area in a global.” It is presently in production in Hungary, Sarandos introduced. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil) is the author and showrunner.

Asked at the quarterly earnings name what he is excited to convey to Netflix subscribers in the 2d half of 2019, Sarandos mentioned the return of numerous 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 very last season of Orange Is the New Black, the 0.33 season of both thirteen Reasons Why, and The Crown, and season two of Spanish teen drama Élite. Additionally, prolific creator Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix collection, The Politician, arrives September 27.

Sarandos then pointed out a number of the content coming in Q4 2019 (October–December). That’s while he call-checked The Witcher along Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay’s action film Six Underground, which capabilities Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Dave Franco (Now You See Me), and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) amongst others. Sarandos called The Witcher “considerable European IP, very popular recreation and ebook IP, that we suppose goes to make a actually fun global collection.”

Written via Andrzej Sapkowski among 1993-ninety nine, The Witcher series of short testimonies and novels has offered over 33 million copies global up to now. There were several on-display adaptations, but the video game series of the identical name — which has visible 3 entries between 2007-15 — remains the most well-known. Sapkowski has criticised the preceding film and TV attempts, so it’s good that he’s concerned as a creative representative at the Netflix attempt.

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 four episodes of The Witcher, such as the primary one, while Alex Garcia Lopez (Luke Cage) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander) will helm episodes every.

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