With just over a week to go until new Netflix original series The Witcher debuts on the streaming platform, the service are ramping up the promotional material for the show. Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, as well as the later, hugely-successful video game series, The Witcher will open itself up to a new audience, as well as longterm fans, when it arrives on Netflix.
For those who aren't yet familiar with the trio of leading characters the series has to offer, Netflix have put together a group of videos introducing audiences to Geralt of Rivia (played by Henry Cavill), Ciri (played by Freya Allan) and Yennefer (played by Anya Chalotra). Check them out below:
A selection of new character posters have also dropped, which you can see here:
Netflix promise an "epic tale of fate and family" when The Witcher hits the service, teasing: "The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified."
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix, The Witcher brings an all-star cast together across eight episodes, which are being cited by those who have seen an early glimpse of the series as some of the best fantasy television of our generation.
Production on the show started back in May 2017, but it wasn't until April 2018 when the script for the pilot episode was completed. Andrzej Sapkowski denied any direct involvement with the show in January 2018, but later met with showrunner Schmidt Hissrich, and will now be credited as a member of the series' creative team. Alik Sakharov meanwhile, serves as a director, with Andrew Laws as production designer.
Despite not airing a single episode, Netflix renewed the series for a second season on November 13th, 2019, confirming their strong dedication to the show.
All episodes of The Witcher Season 1 arrive on Netflix nationwide, on December 20th, 2019.
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