The Witcher could be Netflix answer to Game of Thrones

Netflix has finally showcased the trailer for The Witcher and it looks set to be a huge hit for the streaming giant.

Starring Henry Cavill in the lead role, The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and tells the story of Geralt of Rivia as he and those around him prepare to take on a series of evil forces on The Continent. It’s clear from the trailer that Netflix is making a pretty grown-up series, not a teen magical drama.

The trailer also indicates that showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s adaptation of the show will be different from that of the video games.

No release date has been announced for the show, but you can add it to your list on Netflix by heading to Netflix.com/TheWitcher

About The Witcher:

Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – FalloutJustice 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.