Netflix’s The Witcher Series Has Wrapped Filming Its First Season

Netflix’s The Witcher Series Has Wrapped Filming Its First Season

Ahead of its debut later this year, Netflix's upcoming adaptation of The Witcher has officially wrapped its production for Season 1.

The first season of The Witcher television show has finished filming. Henry Cavill went to his Instagram today announcing the conclusion of the show’s production thanking his makeup crew. Cavill is playing Geralt of Rivia the iconic video game character from the CD Projekt Red series.  The Witcher was originally based on a book series and then the studio made the trilogy of games. The show was shot in Eastern Europe.

The Witcher series will air exclusively on Netflix as an original series. The show will be adapting the book series, not the video game trilogy. Based on the video that showed us Cavill back in October of last year in full Geralt makeup, it looks like this series might be a prequel of some sort, as his Geralt looks much younger compared to the Geralt we know in the video game series.

 

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As of right now, we know that the series is being run by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who is known for working on other Netflix series like Daredevil and The Defenders. The show will have an eight-episode season which Hissrich said on Twitter is “creatively, the right call.” This should be seen as good news to most fans because Netflix has been known for having shows with too many episodes that end up having a lot of “filler.” For those that are more hesitant on the show, it has also been confirmed that the author of The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski, is a creative consultant.

The Witcher will release on Netflix later this year.