Netflix has released our first look at their upcoming The Witcher series based on the novels and video games.
In these images, we see Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) as Geralt of Rivia, with Anya Cholatra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri.
Here’s the company’s description of The Witcher series:
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.
The rest of the cast includes 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, and 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 Tris.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the series, alongside Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones) and will direct 4 episodes.
Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue) will direct 2 episodes each.
Netflix will be holding a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con at 2:15PM PST with Cavill, Chalotra, and Allan alongside showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
No official release date has been announced but Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarantos previously hinted at the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call that the show is aiming for a Q4 2019 release.