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New images land for Netflix’s The Witcher

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New images have landed online for Netflix’s The Witcher, giving us our first look at three of the main characters.

The three images feature Geralt (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), and Ciri (Freya Allan), and have been released alongside the official series logo and teaser poster. Based on the bestselling 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.

Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside 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 Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss. Several of the cast and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be headed to San Diego Comic Con this summer, with a panel at 2:15 on 19th July in Hall H. The panel will be moderated by accomplished actress, host and beloved sci-fi fan Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom). Expect a release date and the first teaser trailer to be unveiled then.

First look: Henry Cavill in Netflix’s The Witcher

1st November 2018

One of Netflix’s most anticipated original series is its adaptation of The Witcher, not least because Henry “Superman” Cavill has bagged the starring role. Now, we’ve got our first glimpse of what exactly that looks like, with the first official image and video from the set of the show.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. The Mission Impossible – Fallout and Justice League star will lead the cast of series as Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who 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 Witcher showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) is adapting the show for the screen, and has already promised fans that it will not be watered down.

Cavill will be joined by Freya Allen (Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Princess of Cintra. Other characters from the court at Cintra include Queen Calanthe (Jodhi May, Game of Thrones, Genius), and her husband, the knight Eist (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Fortitude), along with the druid Mousesack (Adam Levy, Knightfall, Snatch). The sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust). Leading the magical academy at Aretuza is Tissaia (MyAnna Buring, Ripper Street, Kill List), and Yennefer is joined by other novice sorcerers Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni, Black Earth Rising), Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read, Profile). Also joining the cast is Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as the outcast Princess Renfri.

“Casting The Witcher has been one of the biggest projects of my career, and undoubtedly the most exciting. I can’t wait for these wonderful actors to bring such iconic and loved characters to life on screen, and to share these special stories with viewers all over the world,” she said of the most recent casting additions to the show.

Cavill is “a massive fan” of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy short stories and novels about the witcher. The series is directed by Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia), Charlotte Brändström (Outlander) and Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) serving as showrunner. Sakharov and Hissrich will exec-produce the series. Netflix has ordered an eight-episode first season.

Here’s the video of Cavill’s Geralt:

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