New Trailer for Netflix's The Witcher to Premiere at Lucca Comics & Games 2019

The cast, showrunner, and author of the books will all be in attendance at the event, which should finally confirm the show's premiere date.

By Chris Morse

Netflix has chosen the Italian Lucca Comics & Games festival to debut the next trailer for its upcoming fantasy adaptation, The Witcher. It was announced today that the event will feature the world premiere of the full official trailer for the series, which should also confirm exactly when it will finally arrive for streaming. December 17th is the tentative date we have marked on our calendars over here, due to an accidental social media leak a month or so back, but we are still awaiting official word just to be sure.

In attendance for the festival, which runs from October 31st to November 3rd in Lucca, Italy, will be cast members Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan (Yennefer and Ciri, respectively), showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, and the author of The Witcher books and short stories, Andrzej Sapkowski. Aside from the trailer reveal, fans can also expect a panel presentation and possibly even a Q&A to cover more details on the show.

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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 plays 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) stars 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.

The Witcher is expected to premiere on Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2019, with the date of December 17th possibly confirmed in a leak. Stay tuned for all the latest here on Dead Entertainment.

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