Netflix came out with the first official trailer for The Witcher TV series today.
Visually, the trailer looks pretty damn good. Geralt’s armor and sword look great in particular and remind me of the Witcher games.
Another great thing about the trailer (and the show itself) is that it’s based on the Witcher books rather than the games. Personally, I’ve never read the books and my only experience with Witcher is through playing the three games. But while the games do have great storytelling, I would have to guess that the books are even better.
If you’re curious about the story/character differences between the Witcher TV show, books, and games, check out this great post.
My only gripe with the show is that I’m not sure if Henry Cavill was the ideal choice for playing Geralt. He’s too pretty and doesn’t seem like he fits the role of the outcast that Geralt is. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see. At least we’re getting more Witcher content and that’s never a bad thing!