Netflix’s The Witcher Series Wraps Production on Season One
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has announced that season one of The Witcher series adaptation, starring Henry Cavill as the silver-haired Geralt of Rivia, has wrapped production. You can check out Hissrich’s Instagram below!
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Also starring alongside Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia are 17-year-old Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Mimi Ndiweni as fledgling sorceress Fringilla, Sabrina as Therica Wilson-Read, Millie Brady as outcast Princess Renfri, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Queen Calanthe’s husband, the knight Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the eight stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. They formulated the popular Witcher games franchise, which has since spawned a comic book series and a tabletop game. The book series previously got an adaptation for television in Poland.
Schmidt Hissrich, known for her work (writing and co-executive producing) on The Defenders, Daredevil, and Power, serves as executive producer and showrunner for The Witcher. Sean Daniel is set to executive produce under the Sean Daniel Company with his partner Jason Brown. Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image will executive produce as well.
Netflix is aiming to release the eight-episode first season sometime in 2020.