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'The Witcher': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about Netflix's fantasy drama series

Netflix is presently trying everything in their power to lure the presently-suffering 'Game of Thrones' ex-lovers (let's not forget the Finale) towards their own streaming platform. What better way to do it than with 'The Witcher' starring Henry Cavill

On the off chance that you're a gaming fanatic or a book worm, you'd definitely be aware of 'The Witcher', the mind-boggling fantasy series of short stories by well-known Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. And now you'd be able to enjoy the same experience on the small screen as the globally-loved fantasy drama is being rendered into a TV series by Netflix. 

It seems fair to assume that Netflix is presently trying everything in their power to lure the presently-suffering 'Game of Thrones' ex-lovers (let's not forget the Finale) towards their own streaming platform. And what better way to do that than giving the audience something they already adore — 'The Witcher'.

Release date 

Netflix's chief content officer noted in an earnings call that the series will be hitting small screens in the company's fourth quarter, which runs from October to December.


The series — which is based on the best-selling fantasy series of short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski — revolves around Geralt of Rivia, who is a solitary monster hunter. Even though the world he lives in consists of dangerous beasts, he's constantly distressed by the evil behavior that is generally portrayed by mankind. With the hand of fate, Geralt encounters a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a menacing secret, and the three of them embark on a journey across the ever-increasingly dangerous continent together. The series will majorly showcase their adventures and encounters across the dangerous lands.


Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

Henry Cavill attends the 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Press Conference at The Ancestral Temple on August 29, 2018, in Beijing (Getty Images)

The 'Man of Steel' star is set to step into the shoes of the lead character Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter on a mission. Cavill is majorly known for his portrayal of the globally-loved superhero 'Superman' in the DC universe. He's also starred in feature films like 'Tristan & Isolde', 'Stardust', 'Blood Creek', and 'Immortals'. 

Freya Allan as Princess Ciri

Freya Allan (IMDb)

Seventeen-year-old Freya Allan will be playing the role of Princess Ciri. She's fairly new to the business but has already worked in projects like 'Bluebird', and 'Into the Badlands'. She's likewise set to star in the 2020 action thriller 'Gunpowder Milkshake' which is being directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. 

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg

Anya Chalotra (IMDb)

English actress Anya Chalotra will be portraying Yennefer of Vengerberg who is a powerful sorceress in 'The Witcher' universe. She's previously starred in the TV shows like 'Wanderlust', and 'The ABC Murders'. 


Based on the original  fantasy series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski (IMDb)

'The Witcher' TV show is based on a series of short stories and novels of the same name written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski who's globally known for the same. He's also won five Zajdel Awards, including three for short stories 'Mniejsze zło' (Lesser Evil), 'Miecz Przeznaczenia' (Sword of Destiny), and 'W Leju Po bombie' (In a Bomb Crater), and two for the novels, 'Krew elfów' (Blood of Elves) and 'Narrenturm'. 

Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

The Netflix rendition of 'The Witcher' is being looked over by television producer and screenwriter Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. She's acting as the executive producer and showrunner of the series. She's previously worked on 'The West Wing', 'Justice',  'Parenthood', 'Do No Harm', 'Private Practice', 'Daredevil', and 'The Defenders'. 


You can watch the teaser trailer for 'The Witcher' here:


The teaser doesn't really give out much, however, it does show the first-ever appearance of Geralt, the lead character of the show played by Henry Cavill. He can be seen emerging from the dark with his shiny grey hair and staring directly into the camera, eventually holding something up to his mouth and taking a long sip. From what can be seen from the teaser, Cavill resembles a rather suave clean-shaved Geralt as compared to the original gritter version. 

First Look

Netflix's 'The Witcher' unveiled new images of the cast, showing Geralt of Rivia, Ciri, and Yennefer in full costume. The announcement also includes a poster and the first look at the series logo.

Henry Cavill as Geralt (Netflix)
Freya Allan as Ciri (Netflix)
Poster of The Witcher (Netflix)
Henry Cavill as Geralt (Netflix)

Where to watch 

Even though an official release date has not been announced yet, you can catch the show later this fall on Netflix. 

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