Netflix have released the new full trailer for the upcoming series, “The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill (“Mission: Impossible – Fallout“) as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy action stories. His novels were also translated into popular role-playing video games. The series, however, will take source material from Sapkowski’s books.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together
Character images were released in early July, just a few weeks ahead of the show’s SDCC panel. At the time, a release date was unknown but now fans can relish in the wait as the series is set for a winter release onto streaming.
The first season will run for eight episodes, headed by Lauren Schmidt (“The Umbrella Academy,” “Daredevil”), who writes two of the episodes.
Cast members and characters who will be seen in the series are Jodhi May (“Game of Thrones”) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (“Fortitude”) as Eist, Adam Levy (“Knightfall”) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (“Ripper Street”) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (“Black Earth Rising”) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (“Profile”) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (“The End of The F**king World”) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (“The ABC Murders”) as Cahir, Joey Batey (“Knightfall”) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (“House of Cards”) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (“Wanderlust”) as Istredd, Maciej Musia (“1983”) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (“Jamillah & Aladdin”) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (“Harry Potter”) as Triss.
“The Witcher” is produced and distributed by Netflix. It arrives on the streaming platform December 20.