A New Legend Begins In The First Trailer For Netflix’s The Witcher

A New Legend Begins In The First Trailer For Netflix’s The Witcher
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We’ve had teases. We’ve had butt shots. But now, it’s finally time for us to properly introduce ourselves to Henry Cavill’s take on Geralt of Rivia, best known to fans of the CD Projekt Red RPG series and Andrzej Sapkowski novels as the Witcher.

After months of concerns, primarily fuelled by Cavill’s questionable wig, the trailer showcases a world that looks pretty damn entertaining.

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has previously said the show would be heavily based on the books, not the games familiar to Western audiences. What we see in the trailer appears to confirm that fact.

The complex origins of Ciri and Yennifer are both central to the action. But don’t worry, the physical action is mainly reserved for Geralt, who takes on a whole host of men, monsters and giant spiders.

The Witcher First Look: Henry Cavill Is Legolas' Second Coming, Plus Ciri And Yennefer Strike A Pose

Netflix knows that people are curious as hell to see just what its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher is going to look like, and it’s perfectly comfortable making everyone wait until it’s good and ready to show off a proper trailer. But they did gift us with a slew of cast photos to feast your eyes upon.

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The Witcher hits Netflix later this year.


  • People need to realize this will be based on the books. Not the game.

    For example in the books geralt only has one sword.

    • I for one am actually glad they’re going more with the books than the game… Mainly because we have the games to tell the story their way in a grand on screen fashion and such.

      That said, I’m sure there’ll still be a nod or two towards the games here and there.

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