Netflix is adapting hit video game 'The Witcher' into a full series, and we just got our first look at the main characters

‘The Witcher’/Netflix‘Justice League’ star Henry Cavill will play Geralt of Rivia in ‘The Witcher.’

Netflix has finally offered a proper first look at the stars of “The Witcher,” an upcoming adaptation of the hit video game and book series.

In October, Netflix shared a brief clip of “Justice League” star Henry Cavill as “Witcher” hero Geralt of Rivia, but the new production shots give us a proper look at Geralt and his companions. Cavill is joined by actresses Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra in their first major roles.

“The Witcher” began as a Polish book series in the 1990s. The series follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a travelling monster-hunter with magical powers. It was eventually adapted into a video game series in 2007, which brought the series international attention. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” won multiple Game of the Year awards in 2015 and the games have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.


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Netflix will share more information on “The Witcher” adaptation during a panel at Sand Diego Comic Con on July 19. The eight-episode series is scheduled to debut later this year, but no firm release date has been set.

Here’s what the stars of “The Witcher” look like on set:


Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia, a travelling monster-slayer with the magical powers of a witcher.

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Writer Lauren Hissrich describes Geralt as “stoic, circumspect, balanced and fierce” — qualities befitting a medieval hero.

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Source: Lauren Hissrich/Twitter


Anya Chalotra will play Yennefer, a proud sorceress and one of Geralt’s few allies.

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Chalotra previously lent her voice to the YouTube original series “Sherwood,” and played a role in Netflix’s “Wanderlust.”

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Source: IMDB


Ciri is a young girl with a mysterious connection to Geralt, played by Freya Allen.

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Allen has been in several shorts and an episode of “Into the Badlands,” but “The Witcher” will be her first major role.

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Source: IMDB


Netflix will reveal more info on “The Witcher” during its panel at San Diego Comic Con on July 19.

‘The Witcher’/Netflix

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