At San Diego Comic-Con, Netflix dropped the official teaser trailer for its upcoming series The Witcher.
Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, who plays witcher Geralt of Rivia, explained the premise of the show's world in a comic-con panel discussion. "A witcher is a young boy who has been left to fend for themselves and taken in by the group called witchers and they are trained to levels of almost inhuman agility and endurance. And from there they become mutants, most of these children do not survive," he said, according to Variety. "After that they are trained in the art of monster hunting and travel the world hunting monster for coin, that is their one and sole purpose in the world."
The film is based on the popular series of novels and video games of the same name. The Witcher books by Polish writer Andrezj Sapowski debuted in 1993, and went on to inspire the critically-acclaimed series of video games. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is sometimes ranked among the greatest role-playing games of all time.
Cavill was one of 207 actors considered for the series's lead role by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who’s also written for Netflix's The Umbrella Academy and Daredevil. During the panel, Cavill revealed that he did his own stunts during filming, keeping three swords and using them “day in and day out” to get used to their weight.
An official release date for the show hasn't yet been announced, but Variety reports that the series will debut sometime between October and December of this year. Check out the trailer below.
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