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Netflix's The Witcher Trailer Has Dropped

Netflix's The Witcher Trailer Has Dropped

Netflix's The Witcher trailer has dropped and viewers are already hopeful it could fill the fantasy-drama hole left by Game of Thrones.

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Showrunner Lauren Hissrich - who has previously worked on Daredevil - has now revealed the good news that it will be a 'very adult show', and that one of her kids ended up terrified after sneaking a peek.

Henry Cavill plays Witcher Geralt in the new Netflix show. Credit: Netflix
Henry Cavill plays Witcher Geralt in the new Netflix show. Credit: Netflix

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hissrich said: "I've been rewatching dailies and my kids aren't allowed to look at the screen anymore after one of them snuck around and saw something they shouldn't have seen and it scared him. It's a very adult show."

The Witcher is based on the novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, which also inspired a series of successful games. It centres on monster-killer - or 'Witcher' - Geralt (played by Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan) who band together on mystical landmass The Continent, which just so happens to have been invaded by demons from a parallel universe.

Fans of the game might be disappointed to learn that the TV show is based on the original books and not the game.

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Hissrich explained: "They [game creators CD Projekt Red] went one direction, we actually get to go another.

"We're kind of holding close to our chest what we're doing in the first season. There's a lot of obviously epic excitement that starts in the saga of the books.

Anya Chalotra will play sorceress Yennefer. Credit: Netflix
Anya Chalotra will play sorceress Yennefer. Credit: Netflix

"But the short stories provided a lot of world building and lay the foundation of this Continent and the politics of it and the understanding of the people of it and those really came into focus in the first season."

Although Hissrich was happy to confirm the show wasn't child-friendly, she was also quick to point out that any adult scenes are important to the plot and not simply included for the sake of it.

"It was important to me that any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value," she added.

"I think audiences are really savvy and know when we're doing stuff to just shock them, versus do stuff that really drives the story."

The Witcher has no release date just yet, but it's expected to land on Netflix later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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