The first trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher series is here. The trailer for the highly anticipated show was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and sets up both Geralt as the Witcher and the world he exists in. “I remember hearing stories about Witchers,” a narrator says, before adding, “Is it true what they say?” Another character then offers a handy breakdown of society. Elves are described as the original sorcerers and they taught humans how to turn chaos into magic. The humans, in turn, slaughtered them.
“Chaos is the most dangerous thing in the world, without control chaos will kill you,” says another character. We get to see shots of Henry Cavill as Geralt, riding around on his horse Roach, wearing his iconic armor. It’s pointed out that Geralt’s life seems fixated on monsters and money, which makes sense given that a Witcher’s job is to hunt monsters, but it’s clear he’s about to get wrapped up in something bigger. There’s references to a special child, who must seek out Geral and Yennifer imaging herself as the most powerful woman in the world.
The show also stars Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Frey Allan as Ciri, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, and Adam Levy as Mousesack.
In a recent interview, showrunner Lauren Hissrich spoke about the tone of the show, and revealed that it wouldn’t be for kids. “It’s a very adult show. I will add it was important to me that any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value. 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 isn’t the only big new series getting revealed for the first time at SDCC. HBO’s His Dark Materials previewed on Thursday, while Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features on Friday and the Star Trek show Picard has a panel on Saturday. Click here for more SDCC coverage on GameSpot.