Netflix's 'The Witcher' Final Trailer Shows Off Some Seriously Epic Battles
Netflix's The Witcher is just over one week away. The streaming giant's might-be answer to Game of Thrones arrives on December 20th, and we've been treated to one last, explosive trailer ahead of the show's debut. Epic battles, Yennefer being an absolute badass, and even a little bit of humour - this trailer really does have it all.
Of the three official trailers released so far, this one is easily the most action-packed of the bunch. Screen-filling armies clash in what I can only assume are some massively budget-draining battles. We see an entire city on fire, Geralt taking on humans and monsters alike, and a brief piece of advice from the Witcher himself: don't ever touch Roach. Just don't do it.
Check it out for yourself below.
Netflix has steadily been building the hype for The Witcher by using the greatest weapon at their disposal: star Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt. The Superman-turned-monster hunter for hire has been doing the rounds recently to promote the show. He appeared on on Jimmy Kimmel last week to share a first-look at one of the show's many fight scenes.
The edited clip that we saw at the time was relatively bloodless, but it's our understanding that the show itself will feature an awful lot more guts and gore. It's not a show for kids, after all. That much has been established by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich on more than one occasion.
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"You are almost universally hated," Cavill explained of the attitude towards Witchers in another promotional clip from earlier this week. "By every species on The Continent. It's unlikely you're going to have a cheery personality. But Geralt himself, despite his stony exterior is actually quite good... but very capable of doing bad things."
"Geralt isn't simply a white knight," the actor adds. "He isn't simply a harsh monster hunter, he's an incredible blend of the two."
Cavill will be joined in The Witcher by Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. It remains frustratingly unclear exactly who will be playing Roach. All I can hope is that the horse gets it due eventually.
While I'm admittedly terribly excited to dive into the eight-episode series in just a few days, I have absolutely no idea if The Witcher will live up to the hype. What I do know is that Cavill looks and sounds terrific as Geralt, and that the show has already been renewed for a second season. That's enough to keep me quietly confident for now.
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