It sounds like the cast and crew of the upcoming live-action Netflix adaptation of The Witcher have pretty much all finished shooting for the show’s first season.
This is according to Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence, which has been faithfully documenting the upcoming TV series since it was announced in 2018. A new report from the site pulls together various social media posts from cast and crew, all of whom talk about filming coming to an end.
Hopefully this means a trailer is on the way soon. We’ve seen very little of the show so far, save from a handful of unofficial snaps from those working on it, so I’m hungry for an official look.
While there’s been no official announcement on whether or not the series has wrapped, these accounts do seem to imply that if filming hasn’t fully ended, at least the majority of it has been done at this point.
Indeed, director Charlotte Brandström, and actor Adam Levy both both revealed that work on the show has “mostly wrapped”, though executive producer Tomasz Baginski is apparently overseeing the remainder of some on-location filming.
The Witcher has filmed in Hungary, Poland, and Spain over the course of seven months, and everything seems to going according to the team’s schedule so far. Of course, there’s still plenty of work to be done on the show as post production kicks into the gear.
Barring any major technical hiccups, it looks like The Witcher is still very much on track to air in the last three months of 2019, as was originally confirmed.
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 liberties and introduce new characters and plot threads, but I can’t wait to see what the cast and crew have come up with.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
We do know that Henry Cavill is a massive fan of the franchise so if the show just eight one hour episodes of him playing The Witcher 3 while dressed as Geralt, I’d probably be fine with that.
If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via [email protected]
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.