At long last, Netflix has given an official launch date for its upcoming adaptation of The Witcher series via its new main trailer. The series will officially be available on the online streaming service from 20 December onwards and from what’s being teased, Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia is shaping up to be a real badass.
As with all trailers, the latest one provides teasers and hints of what we can expect from the show. As previously mentioned, the plot of the series, according to Netflix, will be more closely based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s original Sword of Destiny novels, rather than CD Projekt Red’s depiction of Geralt and his cohorts.
Nevertheless, some snippets within the trailer have gotten us pretty excited. In particular, it’s the first time we see Geralt swinging his sword in the stylised fashion we’ve come to know and love of the character. On top of that, the trailer also gives us a brief look of Geralt blasting his foes back with a telekinetic spell (also known as Aard, for the more diehard fans among you).
There’s also a brief scene nearing the end of the trailer that depicts Geralt with whitish skin and blackened eyes. Indicating that he is under the influence of some decoctions or potions, and is therefore in an enhanced state.
The trailer also offers several looks at Yennefer, the sorceress and one of Geralt’s squeeze, as well as the young Nilfgaardian princess, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, or Ciri for short. There’s still very little known about Ciri’s role in the show, but on the bright side, at least we’ll find out more come 20 December.
(Source: Netflix via YouTube)