Netflix has unveiled the first footage from their upcoming The Witcher series. Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia, the iconic minster hunter from Andrzej Sapkowski's novels and the highly successful video games. The Witcher panel was one of the most anticipated at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con and it did not disappoint. Thankfully, Netflix has made the teaser footage shown at the annual event available online for all of us to see. Will the series end up being the streaming platform's version of Game of Thrones?
The Game of Thrones comparisons are already too early to bring up, but The Witcher does look pretty massive in scope. It's bit weird to get used to Henry Cavill in a wig, but other than that, the upcoming series seems like it will satisfy fans of the source material. Earlier in the week, we were treated to our first look at Roach, Geralt of Rivia's trusty horse companion, which was enough to get long-time fans very excited. Plus, it was just another look at the mysterious series. Cavill had this to say about Roach and Comic-Con on social media.
"The road to San Diego is long. The good news is, on her worst day, Roach beats the company of Men, Elves, Gnomes and even Dwarves. She's not always easy, but she knows more than most and cares just enough to be the only kind of company worth enjoying."
We finally have some footage from The Witcher, which should make a lot of people excited. The series was first announced over two years ago and fans have been waiting even longer than that to see some sort of adaptation for the screen. Henry Cavill signed on last year, which gave the series even more hype. Cavill seems to already be having fun with the series and his latest role, which should take some pressure off of not being the Man of Steel anymore.
Fans in Hall H were treated to the first look at the highly anticipated new series The Witcher at San Diego Comic Con 2019 on Friday, July 19 when star Henry Cavill previewed the teaser trailer for the room. Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom) moderated the panel discussion with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and cast members Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri).
The Witcher was able to excite the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con and hopefully the first footage will do the same for fans not in attendance. It's only Friday and Comic-Con has already been bringing some huge surprises. One has to wonder what the rest of the weekend will have in store for lucky attendees. You can check out the first footage from The Witcher series below, thanks to Netflix streaming service.