Henry Cavill: The Witcher (Netflix Premiere: 20 December)

Gossip Girl and Superman fans are in for a treat because Santa’s bringing back Henry Cavill to the smallscreen just in time for Christmas in the new show critics are touting as the next Game of Thrones…  Big call.  Adding to that is next year’s Vikings audience who will be looking for their fix of action after the final twenty episodes of its sixth and season run airs begins airing next month. 

It’s based on a series of best sellers that aren’t as easy for die hard fans to unpack and lament over like many did looking for clues to upcoming seasons during Game of Thrones’ rise to prominence.   What makes this quite unique is not only the existing reader fanbase the show will have from the books,  but independent to that a fan base of gamers not necessarily familiar with the actually story it’s based on.

The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family.  The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified. 

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Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside other main cast members,  Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri.  Other previously announced cast include Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.

All 8 episodes will be available internationally on Netflix from
Friday December 20 2019 

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