We've finally got our first look at character portraits from Netflix's upcoming series based on The Witcher, and we can report it definitely looks like a Netflix series.
Previously, we got word that the show had cast its female leads. Following Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the series has added The War of the Worlds' Freya Allan as Ciri, and Wanderlust's Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. Now, we're getting our first real look at them, as well as Geralt's back, which is better than the front we previously saw, where Cavill looked suspiciously as if he had raided a Party City. Okay, to be fair, we see the side of his face as well.
Yennefer acts as Geralt's love interest, while Ciri is something of a daughter-like figure to Geralt in addition to being a princess, though there's a lot more to both characters without spoiling their roles in the story. The actresses chose for the live-action roles look like they skew on the younger side when compared to their in-game counterparts, but then again Cavill looks nothing like Geralt, either. In fact, no one quite resembles who they're supposed to be playing, but if they give a strong performance that may not matter so much.
These portraits don't offer much in the way of what the series will be about, but the environments at least look like they're getting the atmosphere right and nailing the "look" of the area. Hopefully it ends up going the way of the animated Castlevania series and not nearly every other video game to live-action adaptation out there.
The series hasn't been dated for a premiere just yet, so we still don't know much more about it than what we've seen in these brief glimpses at what's to come. Hopefully it'll do the series justice or at the very least please fans of the game or original novels.
We'll keep you posted on additional updates as they come down the line related to the Witcher Netflix series and when you can look for it to hit the streaming platform.