The Composer For Netflix’s The Witcher Drops A Musical Tease

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The trailer for Netflix’s exclusive new series The Witcher dropped at the San Diego Comic Con last month and gave a taste of the score we can expect from the series.

Netflix have bagged composer Sonya Belousova to come up with the soundtrack. In an Instagram shared on July 31st, she gave a taste of the quality of artists we can expect.

While she’s unable to reveal anything of the actual soundtrack yet, Sonya’s post showed a clip of virtuoso violinist Lyndsay Deutsch delivering a blistering take on Ode To Joy, from the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Sonya’s post text said “Can’t share with you guys anything we’re writing for the soundtrack just yet, however can give you a glimpse of the amazing soloists and instruments we’re recording. A super late night session with phenomenal @lindsaydeutschviolin killing it, as always!”

Many of those familiar with the story will have come to it from the game series, and the soundtrack to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had a lot of strings on it. It’s likely that the streaming series soundtrack will be following the same pattern, with more intense battle soundtracks.

If fans were expecting the series to be a straight adaptation of the video game series, though, that won’t be happening. Show runner Lauren Schmidt has specified that the Netflix series is based firmly on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, and will not be straying into adapting anything specific to the game series.

Sonya Belousova’s previous composition credits have included Amazon’s The Romanoffs and The Mist.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as the solitary monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Geralt finds himself struggling to make a place for himself in a world where his fellow humans are often more wicked and dangerous than the monsters he hunts.

Netflix have pushed forward the release date for the series. The original estimated release date was to be 2020, but that’s been revised to the fourth quarter of 2019.

Carolyn Hucker