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The Witcher trailer: Henry Cavill stars in Game of Thrones-style fantasy adaptation for Netflix

New series is a cult hit in waiting

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 01 November 2019 09:51 GMT
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The Witcher trailer

Netflix has finally announced when its adaptation of The Witcher book series will be available to stream.

The subscription service released a brand new trailer showing Henry Cavill in action as Geralt of Rivia, the main character who hunts monsters in a world known as The Continent.

In the fantasy series, he’ll team up with a powerful sorceress and young princess – here played by Anya Chalotra and Freya Allen, respectively – to battle inter-dimensional demons.

Netflix has lined the show up for a Christmas release; all eight episodes will be available to stream on 20 December.

The show’s huge ensemble also features Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, Emma Appleton, Lars Mikkelsen, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte and Anna Shaffer.

Netflix is hoping the show from Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will fill the void left by HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The Witcher is a fantasy series of novels and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. They were adapted into a successful video game in 2007.

The new series will premiere on Netflix on December 20 2019.

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