Netflix held a big Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the upcoming “The Witcher” series. Attendees got a first look at the highly anticipated new series on Friday, when star Henry Cavill previewed the teaser trailer for the room. Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community,” “Mom”) moderated the panel discussion with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and cast members Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri).
The series is based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, which were later adapted into a best-selling video game. Fans of both adaptations can watch the first look video below.
Netflix teased the trailer on social media adding, “The worst monsters are the ones we create. Watch the first official teaser for The Witcher, Season 1. ”
Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside other main cast members, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri. Other previously announced cast include Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.
The show is coming exclusively to Netflix, but we have to wait a few more weeks to get a release date.
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San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday July 18th through July 21st, and you can find more SDCC Headlines to stay on top of the announcements and trailers.