Netflix's The Witcher — First Look Teaser: 'Test Footage'


added: Wed, Oct 31st '18

Netflix has unveiled the first look at Henry Cavill (Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Justice League) as Geralt of Rivia, from the much-anticipated adaptation of the popular fantasy franchise "The Witcher."

While sporting a long white mane, and a leather-clad getup, Cavill can be seen slowly stepping into frame and taking a swig from a potion bottle in this costume test footage from the upcoming Netflix original series.

The show is based on the international best-selling fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which was also developed into a popular fantasy action role-playing video game.

The story follows a monster hunter (Cavill) with special supernatural abilities as he travels across the continent hunting down deadly beasts for a living. Though he prefers to work alone, he finds himself teaming up with a sorceress and a young princess as they embark on an epic quest to save the kingdom from evil.

Executive producer-writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil, The Defenders, The Umbrella Academy) is serving as show-runner, while "House of Cards" director Alik Sakharov helms the first two episodes of the eight-episode series.

Co-starring Freya Allan, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, Anya Chalotra, and MyAnna Buring, "The Witcher" is slated for a 2019 release.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, 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.


directed by   Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, Charlotte Brandstrom (various episodes)

starring   Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, Anya Chalotra, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Millie Brady

release date   2019 (on Netflix)

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