It’s been some months since the ending of Game of Thrones left fans scratching their heads, with a fantasy-shaped hole in their life. While we wait for the turbulent development of a prequel series to wrap up, Netflix is bringing another classic novel series to your screens that looks AMAZING.
We’ve known the series is coming for a while now, but we finally have a release date – December 20th!
Putting aside how hot Henry Cavill looks with long silver hair, you might be wondering what’s going on here. The show is based on a series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the show will follow Cavill’s character, Geralt of Rivia, a monster-slaying ‘Witcher’, as he navigates a tale of fate and family in a world embroiled in gritty corruption. It definitely comes from a similar family of fantasy to Game of Thrones, except you won’t be getting quite as lost under a mountain of characters (also the books are actually finished).
Fans are frothing over the trailer – some of the most iconic lines from the books have been faithfully recreated, and Cavill’s performance is being praised as nailing the voice. Many are saying Cavill ‘nailed’ the style of long tenured voice actors Doug Cockle and Jacek Rozenek, who portrayed Geralt in the award-winning video game franchise, which is set after the novels.
THE BATH SCENE
I’M SO EXCITED
— Brenna Duffitt (@brennadactyl) October 31, 2019
We’re coming for the hair and staying for the sword fighting
— Twitter TV (@TwitterTV) October 31, 2019
I can’t wait to watch! The music is so good 😭 pic.twitter.com/3xkjQBQ9Lt
— SpookMyLife 🎃🦇 (Rachel) (@forkmylifee) October 31, 2019
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, showrunner Lauren Hissrich revealed Cavill is already a huge fan of the whole franchise, so it’s no surprise he seems so true to the character. At Comic Con earlier this year, Cavill spoke about how he came to love the character;
“I’m a big gamer, I played the games a lot, many many hours put into those…There was something about Geralt which really struck a chord with me, he’s not your average hero….he won’t treat everyone perfectly and at the same time down he’s a real hero, but he keeps that very secret and very private.”
Cavill, stars alongside Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Geralt’s lover and daughter, respectively. Outcast due to the magics that make him into a ‘Witcher’, the series is set to follow their relationships as Ciri, an outcast princess as Geralt seeks to protect and train her.
We are. December 20.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) October 31, 2019