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Henry Cavill's The Witcher will slay monsters on Netflix this fall

Like this, but with white hair and two swords
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As reported by Variety, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos has revealed the the streaming service’s The Witcher show—based on Andrezej Sapkowski’s novels and not the video game series from CD Projekt Red that is also based on those novels—is coming relatively soon. Talking about Netflix’s plans for the rest of the year in an earnings call, Sarandos noted that The Witcher will be coming in the “fourth quarter,” which could mean any point between October and December of this year. He also mentioned that the show is currently filming in Hungary, though Variety’s story suggests that production is still in the relatively early stages for the show’s first, eight-episode season.

Henry Cavill is set to star as the eponymous Witcher, a guy named Geralt Of Rivia who drinks potions and kills monsters in a grimy, fantasy-version of medieval Europe. The series is being run by Daredevil writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who chose to leave Twitter last year over harassment from people who were mad about the idea of her making a Witcher show where every major character isn’t extremely white. In other words, it’s the regular reason why someone would leave Twitter.


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