“The Witcher”: Our First-Look at Roach… Because YOU Demanded It

It’s not that fans of the upcoming The Witcher series adaptation from Netflix haven’t been appreciative of what they gotten so far from the streaming service, with some key art and first-look images that have them feeling cautiously optimistic for Henry Cavill‘s (Justice League) run as Geralt. But aside from the whole “lack-of-two-swords” debate, there’s been one thing that’s been nagging fans – the one face they had yet to see: Geralt’s horse/companion Roach.

With only days to go before “The Endless Scroll” brings the crew from The Witcher to Comic-Con International: San Diego (otherwise known as SDCC), Netflix is giving the people what they want with a first-look at our equine hero:

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Here’s a look at the original Twitter post from the series’ account from earlier today:

As well as the tweet from Netflix’s NX account, where they jokingly “confess” to finally giving in to fan demands:

As we mentioned earlier, Netflix is bringing the hotly-anticipated series to the U.S. west coast this weeks for SDCC – now here’s a look at what they have in store on Friday, July 19, from 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.:

“The Witcher”

DATE: Friday, July 19, 2019: 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the 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.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Justice League) as Geralt, Anya Cholatra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) 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.

In addition, The Witcher cast includes Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.

Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, the upcoming fantasy series features Cavill’s Geralt wielding some serious steel of his own as he struggles to survive and find his place in a world where the monsters he hunts can be far less dangerous than the people around him. Expected to premiere in late 2019, here’s a look at the official key art for The Witcher – as well as at Cavill’s Geralt, Anya Cholatra‘s Yennefer, and Freya Allan‘s Ciri:

Based on the best-selling series of fantasy novels, The Witcher tells an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), a powerful sorceress, and Ciri (Freya Allan), a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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Joining Cavill, Cholatra, and Allan are Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) 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.

In addition, The Witcher cast includes Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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