EDIT 04/06/2019: Lead actor Henry Cavill has since confirmed the rumours, sharing an Instagram post suggesting that filming has indeed come to an end.
Original story: Reports suggest that the filming of Netflix’s take on The Witcher has officially wrapped up.
The supposed news comes from The Witcher fansite, Redanian Intelligence, though Netflix has yet to confirm the reports.
It makes sense for the series to have finished filming now though, as it’s expected to be available on our small screens by the end of 2019.
Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Netflix confirmed a late 2019 release for the show during an investor call.
During the call, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandso gave a release window of Q4 2019, meaning it’ll be hitting our screens anytime from October 2019. Which is great news. Hopefully.
Although Netflix is credited with some of the best original television shows and movies of our generation, it’s also had some not-so-brilliant misses including the live-action version of Death Note. (Seriously, Netflix’s Death Note should be written into the Death Note).
However, despite its past mistakes, the ever-devoted Witcher fandom is willing to take a chance on Netflix – at least, most of them are.
Fans are tentatively holding their breath, hoping that the likes of Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Cholotra and Adam Levy will be able to bring the beloved book and game characters to life, and give them the justice they deserve.
The show’s official premise reads: “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.”
Keep your fingers crossed for this one. If Netflix pulls this off then we’re in for one helluva ride!
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