As it leads up to a San Diego Comic-Con presentation centred around new fantasy adventure series The Witcher, Netflix has revealed a first look at one final, essential cast member: a trusty chestnut-coloured horse called Roach.
Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski debuted his fantasy series The Witcher 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 popularised 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.
Meet Geralt of Rivia's most trusted companion, Roach. pic.twitter.com/NfJyveZHIs— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 16, 2019
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.
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, 2019
The Witcher is to show up 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.
Following a 45-minute presentation for The Witcher, running 2.15pm to 3pm local time on Friday, July 19, Netflix will then host a panel talk for a prequel series to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, running from 3.30pm to 5.15pm. – AFP Relaxnews
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