When Does ‘The Witcher’ Start on Netflix?

The Witcher‘ might be the next greatest entry in the world of fantasy after ‘Game of Thrones‘. It is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name, and those familiar with gaming might have encountered the world of Geralt of Rivia before. However, this drama series has made it clear that it is closer to the source material in the books than what we have seen in the games. With Henry Cavill looking menacing and enchanting as Geralt, the series is poised on the brink of success.

Others seem to hold the same opinion as well, since ‘The Witcher’ has already been renewed for a second season, as of November 13, 2019. The new season will most likely arrive sometime in 2021. However, what you must be really eager to know is when Season 1 of ‘The Witcher’ will be available for streaming, and where you can stream it. We have got you covered in that regard, but first, let us briefly walk you through the show’s premise.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the show’s creator, has spoken about how Geralt is a 100 years old, at the start of a journey, when the death of a character launches him down a new path. A man who thought he had life figured out, now has to venture into the unknown, which seems like an exciting launching point for the series. We know that Geralt is a solitary monster hunter by profession, who tries to navigate a world where humans might be more dangerous than monsters inhabiting it. However, fate pushes him towards a dark sorceress, with whom sparks fly, and a princess with a dangerous secret that might upturn Geralt’s world as he knows it. Together, the trio has to navigate the dangers of the Continent, relying on their skills and each other. Now, we get to the pressing questions of when and where to watch the series.

What Time Does The Witcher Air?

All episodes of ‘The Witcher’ will drop at the same time on Friday, December 20, 2019. They will be made available at exactly 12:01 am PT or a minute past midnight. However, you will be able to see it depending on your time zone. Thus, the difference in time from Los Angeles, which follows the Pacific standard time, will determine when you can view ‘The Witcher’.

For example, New York, and other places following the eastern standard time will be able to see the episodes of ‘The Witcher’ at 3:01 am ET. If you feel that the Greenwich Mean Time will help you understand better about when the episodes will drop, we have you covered there as well. All episodes of ‘The Witcher’ will drop at 8:01 am GMT.

Where To Stream The Witcher Online?

As you already know, ‘The Witcher’ is a Netflix series. You can watch it here. Once the episodes drop, the only way for you to watch them immediately is via a Netflix subscription, if you don’t have it already. If you want to catch the series, but do not want to spend on the Netflix subscription, you can avail of their free trial period. Unlike some platforms, yes we are looking at Disney+, Netflix still releases all the episodes together, true to the form of what we expect from streamers. Therefore, you can use the trial period to binge-watch the episodes of ‘The Witcher’.

How Many Episodes Are in The Witcher?

The first season of ‘The Witcher’ has 8 episodes in total. As mentioned earlier, all of them will be available on Netflix at the same time. You should also know that the show has already been renewed for a second season. I am guessing the second season will also have another set of 8 episodes, which will make the total number of episodes to 16.

Here’s hoping that ‘The Witcher’ does become the next best show in fantasy giving us a rich world with intriguing characters and narratives.

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