The Witcher Series Adaptation Gets December Premiere Date - Watch Trailer

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The Witcher is coming to Netflix just in time for Christmas. 

The streamer has set a Friday, December 20 premiere date for the first season of the highly-anticipated series. 

"Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts," reads the official logline.

A Different Role for Henry Cavill

"But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Related: Henry Cavill to Star in The Witcher

The cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, 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 Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) 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.

The Witcher Poster

This is not the first time The Witcher has been adapted for the small screen. In 2001, there was a Polish movie which was followed by a 13-episode TV series, which was largely a failure. 

Related: The Witcher: Get Your First Look at Geralt of Rivia

However, the series has been succeeding on the videogame front, with three popular games released from 2007-15. 

The official trailer is certainly a wild one, and it proves that no expense was spared during the production process. 

Freya Allan

Watch below. 

Will you give the series a shot?

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