7 'Witcher' Plotlines the Netflix Show Could Cover (PHOTOS)

Dan Clarendon

[Warning: The following contains potential spoilers for Season 1 of The Witcher, based on the book.]

Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series The Witcher, which has already inspired a hit succession of video games, is getting the small-screen treatment.

The eight-episode first season of The Witcher, which Netflix calls an “epic tale of fate and family,” debuts on December 20, and the streaming giant has already renewed the series for a second season.

In the show, Justice League’s Henry Cavill plays Geralt of Rivia, “a solitary monster hunter” who “struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”

Henry Cavill & 'The Witcher' Cast on Bringing the Books to Life on Netflix (VIDEO)

Henry Cavill & 'The Witcher' Cast on Bringing the Books to Life on Netflix (VIDEO)

Plus, Freya Allan and Anya Cholatra break down their characters, and Cavill reveals his inner 'geek.'

“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,” Netflix teases.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, executive producer Tomek Bagiński revealed the first season will cover some—but not all—of the first book in the series, The Last Wish. That book features six short stories connected by an intertwined frame story— all of which are described, without major spoilers, in the gallery above.

The Witcher, Series Premiere, Friday, December 20, Netflix