Netflix's The Witcher Release Date and New Trailer Revealed
Netflix has revealed the release date and a new trailer for The Witcher.The trailer reveals that The Witcher will be released worldwide on Netflix on Friday, December 20, meaning all eight episodes of The Witcher will finally be available to binge before the end of the year. Henry Cavill stars as the titular Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allen is portraying the Cintran Princess Ciri, and Anya Chalotra is the sorceress Yennefer. Watch the trailer and our first reactions to it below:Here's how Netflix describes the series: "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."
Check out some new photos from The Witcher: Season 1, released today by Netflix, in the gallery below:In a recent interview with Premier Magazine, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said after the video games and the books, her take on Andrzej Sapkowski's adult fantasy series is the "third version" of the story. "The goal, for me, was to recreate the soul of the books, to recreate these characters I fell in love with while putting them in a new coherent structure, to build a story that makes sense," Schmidt told Premiere.
If you want a closer look at the trailer, here's a gallery of our favorite stills:For more on The Witcher, check out why the series is not "the poor cousin to Game of Thrones," learn all about the proper reading order for the books, and find out who will portray young Geralt of Rivia.
And while you wait for The Witcher's debut on Netflix, be sure to catch up on the most important names, terms, and phrases needed for maximum enjoyment on the Continent in the video below:
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