Throughout time, it’s been notoriously difficult for movie and television studios to create well-received titles based on video games. Fortunately, Netflix has seemed to break this curse. Released in July of last year, Netflix’s anime adaption of the Castlevania video game franchise became a unanimous hit. Therefore, this release proved that Netflix had what it took to release a hit television series based off a video game. This company is looking to win over gaming fans with an adaptation of The Witcher, another legendary video game franchise.
Netflix announced that their new series The Witcher will be released in 2019. In fact, GamesRadar reports that this series is scheduled for a December 2019 release. That being said, this release isn’t a guarantee. If any shooting delays occur, this series might not be released until 2020. However, many fans were pleasantly surprised to hear who would be playing the lead role. Henry Cavill, known for playing Superman, was recently confirmed for the role of Geralt of Rivia.
The Witcher is a video game franchise that started in 2007. Since this time, The Witcher has spawned numerous sequels. The most recent game in this series is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, winner of many awards within the video game industry. This series focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who encounters a wide range of characters in a mystical world. Many video game fans feel this series stands out due to its long hours of gameplay and intriguing plot. These are things many people feel are missing from modern video games.
In conclusion, Netflix is planning to release an upcoming series based on The Witcher. This video game franchise is set in a fantasy world and features a wide range of characters. Therefore, many fans feel this new series could be another in a string of popular video game adaptations for Netflix.