Netflix finally drops The Witcher trailer and premiere date

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Netflix has finally dropped their trailer for the highly-anticipated show The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill.

The trailer announced that the Fantasy-Drama TV series will be premiering on December 20th in the streaming platform. The video shows Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia as the trailer’s narration explains who he is and the bane and duties of being a Witcher.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, known for writing and producing Daredevil will act as show runner for The Witcher, explains that the series will be heavily based on the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski instead of the widely popular video games.

The Witcher‘s premise follows the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a lone bounty hunter who hunts monsters and other obscure creatures for money as he traverses the lands of The Continent. The story revolves around the difficulties of him trying to find semblance in his life and a place in a world where most people loathe him for what he is, though he does help those in need from time to time, albeit reluctantly.

Alongside Henry Cavill, the television series will showcase other amazing actors like Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds), Anya Chalotra (Sherwood, Wanderlust), Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, The Warrior Queen of Jhansi), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude, Trapped), Adam Levy (Supergirl, A.D. The Bible Continues), and MyAnna Buring (The Descent, The Twilight Saga).

With Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as the show runner, Sean Daniel, Tomasz Bagiński and Jason Brown will serve as executive producers for the show.

The cinematography and visuals of the trailer proves that this might become a huge hit for Netflix which will aide them in what seems to be an impending arms race between streaming platforms with the likes of Disney+ and HBO Max soon to be launched armed with a substantial amount of media content between them that fans are itching to splurge on.

You can watch The Witcher‘s new trailer below:

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