'The Witcher' First Look Photosby GregHarmon
There’s no shortage of good looking people in Netflix’s medievalesque fantasy drama
Ok, so we knew Netflix’s fantasy series sounded good on paper. We now have proof that Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling fantasy book series will likely look amazing on camera.
Netflix revealed a series of first look photos featuring Henry Cavill dressed to the nines as the titular monster hunter along with his fierce co-stars Freya Allan (Into The Badlands) as Ciri and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Yennefer.
Season one will consist of 8 episodes, written and produced by Marvel’s Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and will follow solitary monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Cavill) as he struggles to find his place in a world among the Kingdom's four regions. But when destiny hurdles him toward a powerful sorceress (Yennefer) and a young princess (Ciri), all three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Sapkowski’s ‘Witcher’ originated from a series of short stories, which later spawned eight books, video games, and a comic series. Interestingly fans were quick to point out that Cavill’s Geralt is seen sporting just one sword versus two swords (one steel forged and one silver coated) from the popular video game series. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich quickly debunked any chatter in this Tweet to fans.
Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), will direct four episodes and Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Fear The Walking Dead) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart) will direct two episodes each. Previously announced cast includes Freya Allan (Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, and Adam Levy (Snatch) as Mousesack Netflix announced additional casting for key characters including House of Cards’ Lars Mikkelsen is Stregobor the Kovirian wizard Stregobor and Anna Shaffer is also set to play sorceress Triss.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date but all eight episodes are expected to drop in 2019. That means you can look forward to eight hours (8!) of uninterrupted Henry Cavill time where he’ll portray an expert swordsman with superhuman strength.