First Images, Poster for Netflix’s The Witcher Show Off Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri
Here’s your first look at the television series’ upcoming take on Andrzej Sapkowski’s world of monster hunting and political intrigue.
By Chris Morse
Netflix’s The Witcher is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality as the very first official images and poster have been released for the series, giving us a look at Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Freya Allan’s Ciri. The show recently wrapped filming its first season and is expected to arrive sometime in December, though the only official word on release timing puts it in the fourth quarter of this year.
Regardless, the countdown is officially on for the series’ initial teaser trailer, which could arrive relatively soon, hopefully giving us the official release date in the process. The show is scheduled to appear at San Diego Comic-Con later this month during the streaming platform’s Hall H presentation on Friday, July 19th, taking up the 2:15-3:00 PM time slot. Could we see some footage during that panel? Only time will tell, but for now, you can take a look at the first official images from Netflix’s The Witcher below.
In The Witcher, 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 will play the starring role of Geralt of Rivia while the cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as the druid Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri.
In addition, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) will star 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 series) as Triss.
Additional casting includes Rebecca Benson as Marilka, Shane Attwooll as Nohorn, Luke Neal as Vyr, Matthew Neal as Nimir, Tobi Bamtefa as Danek, Sonny Serkis as Martin, Roderick Hill as Fletcher, Inge Beckmann as Aridea, Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania, Natasha Culzac as Toruviel, Amit Shah as Torque, and Tom Canton as Filavandrel.
With filming on its eight-episode debut season just completed, The Witcher will make its premiere on Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2019. Stay tuned for all of the latest here on Dead Entertainment.