When Will The Witcher Season 1 Be Released On Netflix?

The Witcher Season 1 is gearing up to be Netflix’s biggest show of the year, which I still find to be rather strange because I thought that the books and even to a certain extent the games were a bit niche. But now people seem to be desperate to find out when The Witcher Season 1’s release date will be so that they can start binging straight away.

The show is based on a series of fantasy novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, who’s a bit like Poland’s version of George R.R. Martin.

The books have since been translated into various languages including English and Spanish and gained something of a cult following over the years.

The Witcher books have also been adapted into video games, graphic novels, a film and now a Netflix TV show, so it’s safe to say that The Witcher is now a pretty big deal as far as pop culture is concerned.

When Is The Witcher Season 1’s release date?

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher season 1 – Credit: Netflix

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It was revealed that Henry Cavill would be playing the TV show’s lead, Geralt of Rivia – a Witcher who are described as being mutants who can do magic, take potions and are very skilled at sword fighting.

Witchers go around the land hunting the monsters that torment the humans, and they are said to have no emotions.

It does all sound very fantastical and you can understand why people have been comparing The Witcher TV series to Game of Thrones. There are a lot of similarities that can be drawn between the two stories.

Anyway, when will this new Netflix show be released? When is The Witcher’s exact release date so you can prepare yourselves to start binge-watching the new series.

The answer is Friday, December 20th, 2019, so there really is barely any time to wait.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher on his horse, Roach (Credit: Netflix)

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It’s literally airing next week, and in the same week that Disney will release Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, but I highly doubt that will affect The Witcher’s viewing numbers.

I suspect that people who will go to the cinema to watch the new Star Wars movie will then go home and start streaming The Witcher.

As I said before, I do believe that The Witcher is going to be Netflix’s biggest show of the year, but I also suspect that it might end up being the most popular show we’ve seen all year.

That’s saying a lot considering 2019’s seen the release of shows like Watchmen and The Mandalorian, which are two very good and very popular shows.

Netflix seems to be so confident in their new show that they’re already planning seven seasons of it, which will take it into Game of Thrones territory as far as longevity is concerned.

Game of Thrones went on for eight seasons, which is a very long run for today’s standards, and seven seasons is literally unheard of as far as Netflix is concerned.

Could The Witcher be one of the biggest shows of 2019?

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The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia – Credit: Netflix

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They have a tendency of cancelling shows after fours seasons, which has lead to some incredible TV shows ending before their time.

Hopefully, Netflix will stay true to their word and allow The Witcher’s showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich to go through with her plans for the show.

Personally, I think that given enough time, The Witcher could end up becoming more beloved than Game of Thrones because they have a terrific lead in Henry Cavill, and the character’s story is a fascinating one.

We’re just going to have to wait and see what Netflix decides to do with the show, and I feel like The Witcher’s destiny will live and die on how well-received the show’s first season will be.

What do you think? Are you glad that The Witcher’s release date is so close, and will you be watching the show when it lands on December 20th? Let us know in the comments below.

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