A pack of fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the first trailer for Netflix's The Witcher series on Friday. We'd already seen shots of Henry Cavill as hero and of his , but this is our first footage from the adaptation of the Polish book that spawned a series of video games.
The new trailer was shown to the audience attending panel at SDCC on Friday. And the reactions hitting social media have been positive.
The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series, which kicked off with 1993's The Last Wish, and CD Projekt Red's three-game series, which started in 2007. Each follows traveling monster slayer Geralt as he rights some of the world's wrongs (as long as the price is right).
The TV series has been in production since 2017, withand producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acting as showrunner.
Cavill was revealed to be Men's Health earlier this year that training for the role got him into the best shape of his life. Impressive when you consider the guy played Superman. Cavill is a huge fan of the property, having read all the books and played all the games, and Hissrich told CNET's Richard Nieva the actor during production.in 2018, and told
"Having a fan be at the center of the show, he understands what fans are looking for," Hissrich said during a Friday press roundtable.
Netflix is no doubt hopeful this adaptation will take off like, which gave the streaming service a boost after it saw US subscriptions .
First published July 19 at 3:10 p.m. PT.
Updated July 22 at 3:35 a.m. PT: Adds quote from CNET interview.