Henry Cavill is Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher series and we now have a better look at him. The streaming service has released some brand-new images to tease the upcoming series. In addition to Cavill's Geralt, the images tease Yennefer and a giant clawed monster, which may have just been taken down by Geralt's sword. Netflix has not yet announced an official release date for the series, but a now-deleted tweet seemingly confirmed December 14th to be the day. For now, we'll just have to wait and see.
While the new images are something to get Witcher fans excited, they don't really tell us a whole lot about the show. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich recently revealed what fans can expect when the show finally premieres, hopefully in December. She had this to say, and from the sound of things, you might not want to let your kids see it.
"Very brutal... we are not shy about the adult themes present in the original material. The novels contemplate sexism, racism, and war with a lot of politics. Let's say five-year olds shouldn't watch it."
While video game fans are obviously happy about The Witcher series, Lauren Hissrich says the show is largely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's adult fantasy novels. This makes sense after Hissrich talked about the themes of the new series. While Hissrich says they are all fans of the video game, the show is using the books as its primary source material. She explains.
"We're all big fans of the books. We're all big fans of the video games as well, but this is solely based on the Witcher books and that's really where we drew our inspiration from - starting with the short stories."
The Witcher series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Mimi Ndiweni as fledgling sorceress Fringilla, Sabrina as Therica Wilson-Read, Millie Brady as outcast Princess Renfri, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Queen Calanthe's husband, the knight Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy. Fans of the upcoming series will more than likely get another look at the end of this month.
Netflix is taking The Witcher to Lucca Comics and Games convention on October 31st in Italy. The panel event will include the cast and crew, along with more images from the show. We will more than likely see a follow up to the San Diego Comic-Con trailer from over the summer too, though that has yet to be confirmed. However, when new images arrive, that usually means some new footage is just around the corner. Hopefully the streaming platform will give the official launch date at the event so that fans can clear their schedules to binge watch the whole thing over the course of a few days. You can check out the new Witcher images below, thanks to the Netflix Witcher Twitter account.