Premiering this year on Netflix, The Witcher TV show finally drops its first trailer at the San Diego Comic Con 2019 event. Starring Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher teaser featured first official footages from set.
Netflix confirmed its own Hall H panel at the SDCC this yearand used the platform to launch the first trailer. Apart from the official images of Henry Cavill released earlier this month, first looks at Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan as Princess Ciri were also revealed. Unofficial images have surfaced the Internet as cast and crew share tidbits of information while filming over the past years.
During the panel, Netflix confirmed the first season will air on the streaming service later this year. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and the cast and crew have been tirelessly working to get the show up-and-ready for its 2019 premiere. Season 1 wrapped up filming early this May. Post-production took some time to finish and stitch the footage together for the trailer. Despite the delay, fans were excited to get their hands (and eyes) on the first trailer.
TV adaptations are widely popular in the industry and certainly has a mix of both excitement and skepticism whether the live-action will stay true to its source material (either the video game or book) or stand on its own. The first look of Cavill as Geralt brought generally favorable reactions as the actor has an uncanny resemblance with the character while Chalotra as Yennefer isn’t quite well-received.
So far, fans are quite pleased with the trailer as it somehow levels with the original novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Epic fantasy television shows are in-demand nowadays and if Netflix, Hissrich and Cavill capture the essence of the novel then it’s going to be a massive hit. After the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, streaming sites like Netflix are up to fill the void it left in the television industry.
No exact premiere date has been revealed but it is expected to arrive around late 2019 on Netflix. Check out the first official trailer