The show, which is set to hit the streaming service at the end of this year, will follow the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, played by none other than Henry Cavill of Superman fame. In fact, this news was confirmed by the actor himself in a heartfelt Instagram post on Thursday:
Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end. And although I’m pulling a face here it has been an incredible journey! The cast and crew worked tirelessly throughout, everyone pitched in and brought their A game to set and I couldn’t be more proud of you all. Speaking of my immediate team. Jacqui, Ailbhe and Leah are consummate professionals who worked extraordinary hours to bring the Witcher to life, they were non stop improving adjusting and evolving Geralt throughout. Thank you ladies for making this journey a good one. All of those 3 am wake ups were worth it! #GeraltofRivia #TheWitcher #Season1
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The showrunner for The Witcher series, Lauren S. Hissrich, also confirmed the end of production on season one via Twitter:
That’s a wrap on season one! I have enough gray hair to play Geralt now, but it’s been the best year of my life. So grateful to the writers, the cast, and the exceptional crew who worked their asses off to make the Continent come to life. Now, onto… pic.twitter.com/BBuPYco1ER— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) May 30, 2019
A teaser for the show debuted last October, with little else surfacing besides some set photos here and there, leaving fans to speculate what the show will end up ultimately being.
Also starring alongside Cavill in The Witcher series is Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) as Geralt’s adopted daughter Ciri, and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as the powerful sorceress Yennefer.
The Netflix show will run eight episodes, and is adapted from the original Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski (who also served as a consultant on the show).