Actor Henry Cavill, who plays the role of Geralt of Rivia in 'The Witcher', unveiled the trailer of the Netflix series at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019 Friday. The trailer was released on social media following the unveiling at SDCC and we have to say, this is Cavill like we've never seen before.
There has been a lot of noise about the show being quite a bit like 'Game of Thrones', though that didn't particularly come across. It is a period-fantasy fiction that does not center too much on politics, at least not right now as it does with magic.
In fact, it is about witchers, humans, monsters and the one thing that connects them all, magic. "Chaos is the most dangerous thing in this world, but without control, chaos will kill you," says one of the key characters in the 8-episode series.
A look at the trailer reveals the show is certain to revel in chaos. It is about a man (Geralt) who wants to run far away from his destiny and a woman (Princess Ciri) trying to fulfill hers in any way possible. How the two cross paths and how it influences not just their lives but the lives of hundreds and thousands of people getting ready for war is what we will see in the show.
The magical elements are not underlined, but they definitely demand attention in the course of the trailer. Henry as the sword-wielding witcher whose only aim is to take out monsters for money is expected to see an arc that will delve deeper into gray areas before he joins hands with princess Ciri.
What does Geralt fear? There is something he is hiding and towards the end of the trailer, we have an inkling. Does it have anything to do with who this witcher really is? He faces a huge spider that seems to live in the pits of a forest and seems to have a monster within himself. Is this what scares him? If so, what happens when the truth surfaces?
The trailer has left us with more questions than answers, but we will have to wait for the series to premiere on Netflix in the Fall.