Fans of the books and CD Projekt RED’s adaptation want to know when The Witcher will arrive on Netflix and why Henry Cavill’s Geralt only has one sword.
CD Projekt RED may have ended The Witcher with Geralt’s battle against The Wild Hunt, but Netlfix is reviving the series in their pursuit to give the world “the next Game Of Thrones“.
The series will contain eight episodes and it stars Henry Cavill as the famous Witcher. And, despite all the controversy that surrounded his initial casting, he now appears more than ideal for the role.
With that being said, some people are confused by and upset about the official Netflix poster only showing Geralt with one sword on his back.
So, to ease any concerns, we’ll be explaining why Cavill’s Geralt only has one sword on his back, in addition to letting you know when The Witcher is scheduled to arrive on Netflix.
Why does Geralt only have one sword?
In contrast to the announcement of his casting, fans of The Witcher books and video games have largely reacted positively to the official poster and images from Netflix.
— Jadna (@Jadna_Rocha) July 1, 2019
Can we all agree, they NAILED this? pic.twitter.com/DbV7GzgCc5
— Andrew_KyloRen (@nard_dog10) July 1, 2019
But, although most people were happy with Cavill’s costume and look, there were a few onlookers upset about Netflix depicting the Witcher with only one sword on his back.
I don’t feel nit picky at all by asking where the 2nd sword is. Pretty integral to the Witcher world
— Tory Thompson (@t_thompson12) July 1, 2019
Y only one sword?
— eggsdee (@Koiraonelain) July 1, 2019
CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3 has Geralt carry a sword for normal folk and a silver blade for monsters, but in the books it’s very different.
Thanks to monsters being greatly rarer in the books than they are in the video game, Geralt avoids hurting his back by keeping his silver blade on Roach.
To all of those asking where his other sword is: Geralt in the books doesn’t wear both swords. Most of the time he keeps his silver plated one on Roach. He usually has a lot of time to prepare for his battles so he can grab it when needed against monsters.
— Anouk Blackmoon (@MetalMetazoan) July 1, 2019
When does The Witcher come to Netflix?
The Witcher is scheduled to premiere in Autumn 2019, and it stars Henry Cavill who you’ll no doubt recognise from the shoddy DC movies involving Superman, as well as the kick ass Mission Impossible: Fallout.
While Cavill fills the iconic role of Geralt, Wanderlust‘s Anya Chalotra plays Yennefer, and the young Ciri is brought to life by novice Freya Allan.
You can find Netflix’s official images below:
In other CD Projekt RED news, the Polish developer might have spelled bad news for Cyberpunk 2077 by horribly censoring The Witcher card game Gwent.