‘The Witcher’ Finally Gets a Premiere Date From Netflix – Watch the First Trailer Here (Video)

Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia is a beast of a monster hunter

Last Updated: October 31, 2019 @ 9:13 AM

Netflix dropped the first trailer for its TV adaptation of “The Witcher” on Thursday, which stars Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Oh, and the streaming service finally confirmed the series will launch on Dec. 20.

The trailer was shown to fans at the Lucca Comics and Games convention in Lucca, Italy on Thursday, where showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich shared the footage during a panel discussion with Chalotra and Allan.

Watch the two-minute, 10-second trailer above, which shows Cavill’s beast of a monster hunter in action.

Based on the best-selling 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.

Along with Cavill, Chalotra and Allan, the series stars 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, 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.

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