The cast and crew of the upcoming live-action Netflix adaptation of The Witcher have officially wrapped filming on the show’s very first season.
Following earlier reports that filming on the show was starting to wind down, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich recently took to Twitter to confirm that, yes indeed; The Witcher is all wrapped up, and will presumably be entering post production very soon (if it hasn’t already).
That’s a wrap on season one! I have enough gray hair to play Geralt now, but it’s been the best year of my life. So grateful to the writers, the cast, and the exceptional crew who worked their asses off to make the Continent come to life. Now, onto… pic.twitter.com/BBuPYco1ER
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) May 30, 2019
That’s a wrap on season one! I have enough gray hair to play Geralt now, but it’s been the best year of my life. So grateful to the writers, the cast, and the exceptional crew who worked their asses off to make the Continent come to life.
Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence beat Hissrich to the punch last month when it documented a string of social media posts from cast and crew who talked about how filming had come to and end.
As such, it’s not a massive surprise to learn The Witcher has wrapped, but it is exciting nonetheless to know for sure that we’re one step closer to getting a live action Geralt on our screens.
The show recently came under a bit of fire when leaked photos of the Nilfgaardian armour appeared online, looking a lot more… questionable in terms of overall quality than perhaps fans were expecting. Of course, it’s been theorised that the armour simply needs a bit of work in post production, so we shouldn’t judge too harshly until we get an official trailer, which is bound to drop any week now.
The Witcher will star Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire. He’ll be joined by Freya Allan (Into The Badlands) and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Geralt’s adopted daughter Ciri and powerful sorceress/occasional love interest Yennefer respectively.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is serving as showrunner on the show, which will reportedly run for eight episodes. Hissrich previously confirmed that the show would take more from the original novels than the popular video game franchise, and that she’s keen to stay true to the “Slavic roots” of the books.
It’s unclear whether or not The Witcher will be a straight adaptation of the books, or if it’ll take its own artistic liberties and introduce new characters and plot threads, but I can’t wait to see what the cast and crew have come up with.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.