Online streaming-giant, Netflix has announced that its adaptation of The Witcher book series will have its eight episodes be available to stream from December 20 of this year.
The Witcher follows Hollywood actor, Henry Cavil who stars as Geralt of Rivia as the main character. Geralt hunts monsters in a world known as The Continent and the fantasy series sees him team up with a powerful sorceress and young princess – here played by Anya Chalotra and Freya Allen, respectively – to battle inter-dimensional demons.
The Witcher is a fantasy series of novels and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. They were adapted into a successful video game in 2007.
Netflix is releasing the show just in time for Christmas and hopes that the show from Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will fill the void left by HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The show’s huge ensemble also features Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, Emma Appleton, Lars Mikkelsen, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte and Anna Shaffer.
Watch the trailer below: