The Witcher (TV series)

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The Witcher
Created byLauren Schmidt Hissrich
Based onThe Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Written by
Directed by
StarringHenry Cavill
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseTBA
External links

The Witcher is an upcoming fantasy drama TV series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. It is based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.[7]


"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."[8]

Cast and characters[edit]



  • Eamon Farren as Cahir
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
  • Royce Pierreson as Istredd
  • Maciej Musiał as Sir Lazlo
  • Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara
  • Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
  • Rebecca Benson as Marilka
  • Shane Attwooll as Nohorn
  • Luke Neal as Vyr
  • Matthew Neal as Nimir
  • Tobi Bamtefa as Danek
  • Sonny Serkis as Martin
  • Roderick Hill as Fletcher
  • Inge Beckmann as Aridea
  • Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania
  • Natasha Culzac as Toruviel
  • Amit Shah as Torque
  • Tom Canton as Filavandrel


In May 2017 Netflix announced the start of production on an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher book series into an English language drama TV series.[7] In December 2017 it was reported that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as showrunner on the show.[9] As of January 2018 it has been reported that the script for the pilot episode is finished.[10] In April 2018 Lauren Schmidt Hissrich tweeted that the first season would be 8 episodes long and that the show would be filmed in Central Europe.[11][12]

Originally in 2017 it was reported that Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the show, but in January 2018 Sapkowski initially denied any direct involvement.[13] However, he met with Schmidt Hissrich in April 2018[7][14] and in May 2018 she stated that Sapkowski is on the creative team of the project.[15] According to Independent Talent Alik Sakharov is a director and Andrew Laws a production designer on the show.[6]

In September 2018, it was announced that Henry Cavill would play Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming show.[16][17][18] In October 2018, the rest of the cast was announced.[19][20]

Principal production on Season 1 commenced on October 31, 2018, in Hungary.[20]


  1. ^ @jennydelherpes (7 May 2018). "Super stoked to be writing for this amazing show helmed by the absolutely brilliant @LHissrich!! What a great room (as you can see by our Very Serious Day 1 Room Portrait) #Witcher is gonna ROCK THE NETFLIX" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ @BeauDeMayo (8 May 2018). "Too excited and too lucky to be joining @LHissrich and these awesome folks as we dive into the amazing world of #TheWitcher! Come on, Roach!" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 May 2018 – via Twitter.
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  6. ^ a b "Andrew Laws". Independent Talent. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Witcher Saga coming to Netflix". Netflix Media Center. 17 May 2017. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
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  9. ^ Holloway, Daniel (8 December 2018). "Lauren Schmidt Hissrich to Adapt 'The Witcher' for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  10. ^ "The Witcher TV Series: Netflix Orders Eight Episode Season". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  11. ^ @LHissrich (20 April 2018). "EIGHT EPISODES. Yes! I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it's the right call. 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?" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 April 2018 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ @LHissrich (20 April 2018). "Me: We're shooting in Eastern Europe. Others: Actually, Central Europe is more accurate. Me: Okay, cool, got it. No offense intended. Others: None taken! You: You should be ashamed to be American. Thus... huh?" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 April 2018 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Andrzej Sapkowski: Como o Este e o Oeste, "a adaptação e o original nunca se irão encontrar" - JPN" [Andrzej Sapkowski: Like the East and the West, "the adaptation and the original will never meet"]. (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  14. ^ @LHissrich (13 April 2018). "Na zdrowie!" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Lauren S. Hissrich [@LHissrich] (8 May 2018). "Then rest easy. There are several Polish people on the creative team — starting with Mr Sapkowski" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "See What's Next on Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  17. ^ Whitbrook, James. "Henry Cavill Will Lead Netflix's Witcher Series as Geralt of Rivia". io9. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  18. ^ Tassi, Paul. "Netflix's 'The Witcher' Series Finds Its Geralt In Henry Cavill". Forbes. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  19. ^ "'The Witcher': Netflix Fantasy Drama Series Casts Its Females Leads Ciri & Yennefer". Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  20. ^ a b "'The Witcher': First Look At Henry Cavill As Geralt Of Rivia; Netflix Rounds Out Cast As Production Begins". Archived from the original on 1 November 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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