The Witcher novels were originally optioned by Netflix for television adaptation in May 2017, and began pre-production in December 2017 when co-executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich was hired as the showrunner. In 2018, Henry Cavill (Justice League, 2017) signed on to play Geralt (see “Superman for ‘The Witcher’”), followed by Freya Allen (Into the Badlands, 2015-2019) to play Ciri, princess of Citra. Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust, 2018) was cast in late 2018 to play Geralt’s ‘soul mate’ the sorceress Yennefer. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich tweeted that The Witcher wrapped principal photography on May 30,2019.
Netflix will likely update the release information during a panel for the show at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19.