Netflix has just released the first photos and teaser poster from the upcoming fantasy series, The Witcher. Henry Cavill (Justice League, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) leads the cast of the epic series based on the best-selling books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
In addition to showing off photos from the series, Netflix announced the cast will be taking the stage at the San Diego Comic Con. The Witcher will host a panel beginning at 2:15pm PT in Hall H (the largest venue at the SDCC) on Friday, July 19th. Series star Henry Cavill will be joined by Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) for the Q&A. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will also discuss the series during the panel hosted by sci-fi geek/actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community).
The eight episode first season stars Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, and Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack. MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) is Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) is Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) is Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) is Renfri.
The cast also 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 (Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.
“Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, 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 a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”