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Henry Cavill reads a story from The Witcher book The Last Wish, and it's pretty great

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Earlier today, Netflix released the final trailer (opens in new tab) for its upcoming Witcher series (opens in new tab). But not the final video, as it turns out—or even necessarily the best one.

What I like most about this clip is the way Henry is so into it all. Yes, he's an actor and it's his job to seem like he's interested, but he's previously said that he's a real fan (opens in new tab) of both the games and the books, and honestly I'm inclined to believe it.

The Last Wish, by the way, is the first of two collections of short stories and was published in Poland in 1993 and translated into English in 2007. One of the stories in the book actually served as the basis for the opening cinematic (opens in new tab) in the original Witcher videogame.

The Witcher debuts on Netflix on December 20.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.