The new trailer for The Witcher is finally here. In addition, Netflix has announced that the series will be premiere on December 20th. Yes, that's the same day that The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters. Comic book fans and Star Wars fans may have some scheduling conflicts on that day as they rush to binge watch the entire first season of The Witcher over that holiday weekend. Whatever the case may be, fans of the franchise finally have a release date.
The Witcher trailer gives us our first look at the Foglets, who fans will recognize from the books and the video games. The little gremlin-like creatures who are able to blend into the fog and are actually quite deadly, especially the older ones. They are usually found near coastal areas and swamplands, places where fog is prevalent. The first look is just a tease, but we'll probably see more of them in the future.
The Witcher star Henry Cavill spoke about the upcoming series over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con where they also released footage. Fans of the franchise were extremely excited to get their first look at The Witcher TV series, and will surely be just as excited to see the latest trailer. While appearing during the show's panel, Cavill addressed some of the myth surrounding his character and other Witchers. He had this to say about the Netflix original.
"It's not that Witcher's aren't supposed to make moral decisions, it's the myth that they don't have emotions, but that's what aids them in asking for coin for a monster, and if they don't have emotions then they can negotiate as hard as they want and someone can't use the 'my kids' line. Geralt is much more than that. He has this hard exterior because he believes that's the way the world is, but in truth deep deep down there's this man that has a belief in what the world can be."
In addition to Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher also stars Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), Jodhi May (Calanthe), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Eist), Adam Levy (Mousesack), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla), and Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina). Other cast member include, Emma Appleton (Renfri), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Joey Batey (Jaskier), Lars Mikkelsen (Stregobor), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Maciej Musiał (Sir Lazlo), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Dara), and Anna Shaffer as Triss. The show has a pretty impressive cast and it looks like everybody was utilized from what we've seen in the promotional material so far.
It was previously believed that The Witcher was going to premiere on December 17th, but that rumor has now officially been debunked. Thankfully, fans will only have to wait three more days than the rumored date to take down the entire series. However, will they go see The Rise of Skywalker first? That is the real question. The Witcher trailer was provided to us by the Netflix YouTube account.