WATCH: ‘The Witcher’ final trailer promises feuding kingdoms, fantasy powers
It’s a little bit “Lord of the Rings,” a little bit “Game of Thrones”—Netflix’s adaptation of “The Witcher,” already a hit video game series, is heading for a Dec. 20 debut with this final trailer.
With movie star Henry Cavill playing its title character, eight-part series “The Witcher” is preparing to gallop onto Netflix.
Armies clash and a kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance in this final trailer, with Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia—The Witcher—playing a decisive role in the outcome.
Yet despite the loner’s focused stoicism in high-stakes situations, there’s evidently room for a little humor, as the trailer’s closing moments show.
The show’s launch arrives the same week that “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” releases in theaters and a week after video game-themed comedy adventure “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
Netflix has already ordered a second season.
Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski debuted his 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 video-game fans, first through 2003’s action-adventure “The Witcher” and then, over the next 15 years, two award-winning direct sequels, a pair of digital card games and a board game spin-off. IB /ra
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