A number of official images have arrived for upcoming Netflix series The Witcher, based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski (the popular video games are also adaptations).
Henry Cavill stars in the fantasy-drama, playing solitary monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. As per the official synopsis, he “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.”
The images below unveil the three leads, including Anya Chalotra (playing Yennefer), and Freya Allan (playing Ciri), in full costume. There’s also the first key art, which comes with the tagline “The worst monsters are the ones we create.”
The cast also includes: Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as Renfri.
Those aware of the books and the games will know that there’s a lot this show could tackle, and one could even go as far to suggest that Netflix is aiming to have their Game of Thrones with this one. Time will tell. For now, we’re pumped.
There’s no word as yet on when The Witcher will be hitting Netflix, but many are expecting that news to be arriving (and perhaps the trailer as well?) when the streaming giant heads to San Diego Comic-Con to present the series on stage. Stay tuned…