- Netflix’s “The Witcher” is an adaptation of the hit video game series of the same name.
- The eight-episodes series will star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer.
- “The Witcher” will debut on Netflix later this year, though the final release date hasn’t been set.
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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.
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.
Writer Lauren Hissrich describes Geralt as “stoic, circumspect, balanced and fierce” — qualities befitting a medieval hero.
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Anya Chalotra will play Yennefer, a proud sorceress and one of Geralt’s few allies.
Chalotra previously lent her voice to the YouTube original series “Sherwood,” and played a role in Netflix’s “Wanderlust.”
Ciri is a young girl with a mysterious connection to Geralt, played by Freya Allen.
Allen has been in several shorts and an episode of “Into the Badlands,” but “The Witcher” will be her first major role.