Netflix may have just accidentally revealed the official release date for their upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. The sprawling fantasy saga first came to prominence as a set of novels and short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. First published in 1993, they have since been adapted into a film, a series of graphic novels, and most notably a hugely popular franchise of video games. The world of The Continent will next be seen on the small screen, with Netflix ordering a fresh adaptation to series early last year.
The stories follow the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a supernaturally-gifted monster hunter, as he finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of political and royal intrigue in order to protect his adopted daughter, Ciri. The show has already announced that Justice League's Henry Cavill will be their Geralt, to a mixed (but mostly positive) reaction. Other main characters have also been cast - including Yennefer of Vengerberg, the love of Geralt's life. The first official trailer was released earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con.
Fans eager to know when exactly the show itself is scheduled to be released, however, may have just had their prayers answered. In an official tweet (as reported by CBR) Netflix seemingly confirmed just how long of a wait they have in store. The tweet has since been deleted but, at the time of posting, The Witcher was clearly marked as being a mere 97 full nights' sleep away. That would mean the series will drop, presumably in its 8-episode entirety on December 17, 2019. You can check out an image of the list below:
As seen, the list also featured countdowns for such returning shows as Atypical and the lavish historical drama The Crown, which will some major casting changes in season 3. Netflix has also continued to fuel hype for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which will finally reveal Jesse Pinkman's fate following the Breaking Bad series finale. Not to mention, also, for Ryan Murphy's first project for the streaming service, The Politician, which also recently dropped its first trailer. Unseen on the list above, Netflix also revealed You season 2 to be 110 days away. As such, the hugely popular black comedy-drama starring Penn Badgley as stalker/serial killer Joe Goldberg will return December 31, 2019.
In terms of the fantasy epic, though, it still remains a number of days before fans can see whether or not the show is destined to be a new Game of Thrones. With it already confirmed that the show will be based more on the novels than the video games, there's every chance it could achieve the same level of success and fandom. Whatever the case, though, fans will no doubt be excited that they finally - barring a change of heart on the parts of Netflix or the creative team for The Witcher - have an official date to mark on their calendars.