It's not that fans of the upcoming The Witcher series adaptation from Netflix haven't been appreciative of what they gotten so far from the streaming service, with some key art, first-look images, and even a teaser that have them feeling (cautiously) optimistic for Henry Cavill's (Justice League) run as Geralt.
But lets be honest – everyone's really waiting on the first official trailer, which is rumored to be making its way to our collective eyeballs next month. Until then? The fine folks at Netflix Italia are offering up a brief but action-packed "mini-teaser" (at :16, probably the best thing to call it) that builds nicely from the teaser released mid-summer.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Justice League) as Geralt, Anya Cholatra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) 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.
In addition, The Witcher cast includes Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.
Back in July, Netflix gave fans what they were asking for with a first-look at equine hero Roach:
Here's a look at the original Twitter post from the series' account:
Meet Geralt of Rivia's most trusted companion, Roach. pic.twitter.com/NfJyveZHIs
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 16, 2019
As well as the tweet from Netflix's NX account, where they jokingly "confess" to finally giving in to fan demands:
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 16, 2019
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, the upcoming fantasy series features Cavill's Geralt wielding some serious steel of his own as he struggles to survive and find his place in a world where the monsters he hunts can be far less dangerous than the people around him. Expected to premiere in late 2019, here's a look at the official key art for The Witcher – as well as at Cavill's Geralt, Cholatra's Yennefer, and Allan's Ciri:
Based on the best-selling series of fantasy novels, The Witcher tells an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), a powerful sorceress, and Ciri (Freya Allan), a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.