‘The Witcher’ shows the appeal of a dark horse carrying Henry Cavill
Netflix has revealed the first look at one final, essential cast member of the upcoming TV adaptation of “The Witcher” — a trusty chestnut-colored horse called Roach.
Meet Geralt of Rivia's most trusted companion, Roach. pic.twitter.com/NfJyveZHIs
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 16, 2019
Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski debuted the fantasy series in 1993, a collection now numbering eight novels and short story compilations, as well as several more anthologies and spin-offs.
Game studio CD Projekt Red then popularized the series among action-adventure fans, first through 2003’s adaptation “The Witcher” and then, over the next 15 years, two award-winning sequels, a pair of digital card games and a board game.
The world of “The Witcher” is now destined for Netflix, with filming complete and a late 2019 release anticipated for the eight-episode debut.
After introducing Henry Cavill of DC’s Superman and Justice League movies as Geralt, plus a cast that includes Anya Chalotra of “Wanderlust” and newcomer Freya Allan as main characters Ciri and Yennefer, Netflix is now showing off the story’s loyal equine adventurer, Roach.
“The Witcher” is to show as part of Netflix’s presence at the San Diego Comic-Con, with Henry Cavill confirming his involvement through his own Instagram post of the photo, and showrunner Lauren Hissrich through her Twitter account.
Received my @Comic_Con schedule. Have I ever mentioned this is my first time at this quaint little event? ♥️⚔️🐺😳
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 16, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Netflix will host a presentation for the upcoming series on Friday, July 19. RGA
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