Netflix is giving fans a first look at their upcoming fantasy series “The Witcher” at Comic-Con.
Star Henry Cavill sat front and centre at the trailer’s premiere, next to writer/executive producer/showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and his fellow cast members Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan.
“They’re young boys, who are taken from the streets and left to fend for themselves,” Cavill said of the series during “The Witcher”‘s panel. “Ultimately, they’re taken in by a group of witches who are trained in a level of inhuman agility and endurance. From there they’re subjected to various chemical trials and become mutants. Most of these children do not survive. After that they’re trained in monster hunting, and that becomes their one sole purpose in the world, and they’re rejected by people.”
The eight-episode original series is based on Andrzej Sapkowsk’s fantasy books.
While there is no release date yet for the series, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos promised a 2019 premiere.