The popular Witcher game trilogy has come to an end, fans hungry for white-haired, monster-slaying supernatural badasses, we have some good news.
The Netflix series, inspired in part by the CD Projekt Red games and in part by the novels from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, may have just had its release date leaked.
Two social media posts uploaded by the TV streaming service yesterday seemed to announce when we're going to get our first look at the upcoming show.
Two posts, one uploaded to Netflix’s Netherlands Twitter and the other uploaded to Netflix's Netherlands Facebook, apparently revealed that The Witcher series’ will debut on December 17 (thanks Redanian Intelligence).
Are the posts to be believed? We think so: why else would Netflix have had them taken down?
Both posts suggested that there were only '97 sleeps' left until we'd see the series drop – making Dec 17 the theoretical premiere date for the game/book adaptation.
Previously, series writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had suggested it will arrive in 2020 – so was yesterday's information posted erroneously, or are has the date been brought forward a little?
We are patiently waiting for Netflix to reveal when we'll actually be seeing The Witcher arrive on our screens.
If you want to know more about the show, Schmidt Hissrich has revealed the first season of The Witcher will be eight episodes in length, and has been shot in Eastern Europe.
She said: “I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it’s the right call" when talking about the small number of episodes in the season.
“The episodes can be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season. Sounds good to me, sound good to you?”
Netflix had previously revealed the blurb for the series:
“The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”
While this doesn’t give much indication to the specific plot, executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown have indicated it will follow an unconventional family that “comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world”.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko have said: “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover.
“It is a story about us, about the monster and hero inside of all our hearts.”
The series is bound to be cinematically impressive, as Netflix invested a massive $8million (£6.1million) on shows and movies in 2018.
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