Published: Sat, July 20, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Netflix’s The Witcher Will Not Follow the Video Games

Netflix’s The Witcher Will Not Follow the Video Games

Notably, Geralt is only ever using a single sword in the trailer, further pointing to the theory that season one ends with his wielding the silver blade.

Just when we thought they weren't going to release any footage to the general public, Netflix went ahead and dropped the entire Witcher Netflix series trailer onto the internet. "It's very important for me that you know it's Geralt and it's not some guy doing Geralt stuff but it's me in there", Cavill told the Hall H crowd before cueing up a clip of Geralt cutting through a throng of armored soldiers in a throne room. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the breaking news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con! The sneak peek ends with Geralt facing down a big spider that emerges from a murky swamp... and Geralt's eyes are black and bleeding (!). The scene seemed to be a take on "A Question of Price", the short story included in Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish compilation of short stories, and gave fans a look at someone we're assuming was Duny, also known as the Urcheon of Erlenwald, who was fighting alongside Geralt against the soldiers. He will be joined by sorceress Yennefer, played by Anya Chalotra, and the mysterious young Ciri, played by Freya Allan. She finds herself surrounded by women with spears. "I had no idea that there were Witcher novels before auditioning", she said. "I said yes, fine, I will take a meeting with you and we will talk about s how that's not yet greenlit".


"A Witcher is a young boy who has been left to fend for themselves and taken in by the group called Witchers and they are trained to levels of nearly inhuman agility and endurance". Speaking as someone not too familiar with the source books or video games, I'll say this trailer is really enticing for a newbie. It was also revealed by Lauren that there will not be a main antagonist for the series.

What we do know, however, is that Henry Cavill is set to play the part of the eponymous monster hunter and those who've spent time with the video games will be glad to hear that both Ciri and Yennefer are showing up in central roles as well, though we wouldn't exactly expect Netflix to follow the source material too closely.

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