Netflix's The Witcher Trots Out Its Very Good Horse, Roach

Who's a pretty pony?


Netflix provided a first look at some of the major characters in its TV adaptation of The Witcher recently, but one notable absence stuck out: Roach, Geralt's trusty steed, was nowhere to be found. Ahead of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con panel on The Witcher, where we're likely to learn and see more from the series, the studio has now remedied that oversight with a new photo that shows Geralt riding Roach. [Update: The first Witcher footage and trailer have premiered during the show's Comic-Con panel.]

The tweet showing the photo also provides another look at Geralt, including a detailed look at his layers of armor. It all looks like it could have been pulled straight out of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Take a look below.

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Roach matters more for Witcher authenticity than just the riding, though. As many fans of the series noted, the first shot of Geralt showed him carrying one sword, rather than two. In Wild Hunt, he carries both a steel sword for fighting human foes, and a silver one for fighting against monsters. In other fiction, though, monster encounters come up infrequently enough that Geralt leaves the silver sword with Roach and he only equips it when necessary. That has led to speculation that this first season of the series could include details on how he starts to carry the weapon, and this shot of Roach--who doesn't seem to be carrying a second sword--would support that theory.

We still haven't been given a release date for the Witcher TV series, but Netflix has confirmed it will be sometime this fall. We're likely to hear much more about the show, including a possible release date, at its aforementioned SDCC panel on July 19. Check out everything we know and expect to come from San Diego Comic-Con.

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