Netflix is making an attempt its hand at a “the next Game of Thrones” with new fantasy TV collection The Witcher.
The eight-episode collection is predicated upon Polish author Andrzej Sapowski’s novel collection about Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter (or Witcher) with supernatural powers.
It’s set to be helmed by Daredevil author Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who has pulled in plenty of heavy-hitting administrators together with Alik Sakharov (Recreation of Thrones) and Charlotte Brandstrom (Outlander).
She’s additionally managed to land Henry “Superman” Cavill within the lead function.
Discover out the whole lot you’ll want to find out about The Witcher beneath.
When is The Witcher launched on Netflix?
A now-deleted tweet from the Netflix Netherlands account advised that the present can be launched on Tuesday 17th December. Whereas a pre-Christmas launch does sound about proper at this stage, it will be a bit uncommon for such an enormous present to drop on a Tuesday. However, we’ve acquired our fingers crossed…
Henry Cavill shared a publish on Instagram in early June confirming that filming had wrapped.
“Season one of The Witcher has finally come to an end,” he wrote. “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.”
He added that he had been waking up at 3am to get reworked into Geralt by his hair and make-up workforce.
In July, Netflix launched the primary poster for the collection, which provides us a have a look at Geralt brooding on a cliff. Test it out beneath.
Henry Cavill in The Witcher. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/kSGPDTTJnT
— Netflix UK & Eire (@NetflixUK) July 1, 2019
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Is there a trailer?
Sure! Henry Cavill launched the primary have a look at the collection at San Diego Comedian-Con in July. It introduces us to his long-haired protagonist, Geralt. Test it out beneath.
Who’s within the forged?
Henry Cavill leads the present as Geralt of Rivia. In October, Netflix revealed the primary glimpse of him within the collection, carrying a luscious gray wig. It’s fairly a glance. Test it out beneath.
Get your first have a look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
He will probably be joined by Freya Allan (The Conflict of the Worlds), who will play Ciri, princess of Cintra, Jodhi Could (Recreation of Thrones) within the function of Queen Calanthe, and Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch), as druid Mousesack.
Check out some character posters beneath.
Henry Cavill as Geralt
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
Freya Allan as Ciri
The forged is rounded out by Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Learn and Milie Brady.
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What’s going to occur?
It’s not fairly clear which The Witcher books Schmidt Hissrich has tailored for the collection or the place the motion will choose up, however a quick synopsis from Netflix clarifies that it’ll doubtless be predominantly a three-hander, as Geralt (Cavill), Ciri (Allen) and an as-yet-unnamed sorceress tackle a monstrous world.
“When destiny hurtles [Geralt] toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together,” the outline reads.