Popular book series turned video games The Witcher is an epic fantasy adventure written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The story revolves around a witcher and travelling monster hunter for fire called Geralt of Rivia who possesses unnatural powers. The Witcher has garnered a cult following over the years.
So when Netflix announced that it will be creating a new series based on The Witcher, fans around the world rejoiced. Though not without some reservations as one would expect from the more hardcore fans in the fantasy fan community.
Just hours ago, Netflix got everyone’s attention as they released a bunch of new photos of the three principal cast members and the show’s first poster art. They were also posted by Henry Cavill on his Instagram.
Cavill plays the main character Geralt of Rivia. Joining him is Anya Cholatra who portrays sorceress Yennefer, Geralt’s love interest and Ciri’s mother figure, and Freya Allan who takes on the role of Ciri, the princess of Cintra. It’s been a long time coming and a new surge of excitement grows amongst fans.
Since the photos release, the Witcher series have been dubbed many times as the ‘new Game of Thrones’. According to IGN, The Witcher series will premiere on Netflix sometime end of 2019. There is a total of 8 episodes in the season.
Besides that, there isn’t much info yet on the show. But fans are welcome to ask questions at the Witcher panel session at San Diego Comic Con happening on 18-21 July 2019. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown, and Cavill, Cholatra and Allan together with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be there as well.
So having seen the photos, are you excited or still meh about the upcoming series? For me, it’s still too early to tell. It’s definitely caught my interest a little more now, especially seeing the characters coming alive in the costumes and the tagline “The worst monsters are the ones we create”.
It’s an intriguing tagline, for sure, and the cast looks great. But photos can only do so much. Plus, they’re individual shots of the characters with no interaction between them. I need more to get me all “Yasss I need this now!!!”
Even the short writeup on Netflix right now doesn’t do much for me. Oddly enough, there isn’t an accompanying image to hype it up.
So it would be great to see a show trailer soon. Perhaps from there, we can see how the show will really look and feel. Now, I can’t wait for that to come out. Hopefully we get it at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.