Posted Fri Jul 19, 2019 at 05:55 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new fantasy series are in the works for the streaming service.
Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for The Witcher. The upcoming fantasy show stars Henry Cavill and is based on the series of novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Likewise, the service has also revealed a new sneak peek at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, complete with behind-the-scenes footage.
The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, 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 a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Check out the teaser trailer below!
The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) serves as showrunner and executive producer for the eight-episode first season. Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia), and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue) are all on board as directors.
"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar," said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. "We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world."
An exact release date for The Witcher has not been announced yet, but the show is set to premiere in 2019.
Meanwhile, Netflix also debuted a special sneak peek at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with behind-the-scenes footage and a new teaser.
The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world. In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
Check out the sneak peek below!
The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the movie. The series was shot in the U.K., and stars an ensemble of state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original film's conceptual designer. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) serves as the show's executive producer and director.
"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis' vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. "I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life."
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is set to start streaming on August 30.
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Source: Netflix (YouTube)
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