Netflix's Letter for the King trailer has young Witcher vibes

Dan Seddon

From Digital Spy

Another trailer for Netflix's young adult series The Letter for the King has arrived.

Starring The Kid Who Would Be King's Amir Wilson and Ruby Serkis (daughter of Andy Serkis, of Marvel and DC Universe fame), this fantasy epic follows a young boy who must deliver a secret message before thousands of lives are lost.

It's basically 1917 with fire demons, but the show's dark underbelly serves as a perfect substitute for The Witcher as that series readies itself for season 2.

Prepare for an epic journey as Wilson's team fight foes to, well, deliver a letter to a King: "We're going to deliver this letter, or we're going to die trying" – that's quite the postal service.

Photo credit: Netflix

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In the trailer, there's plenty for fans to chew on before the series' six episodes finally drop next month.

"Its up to people like us to do something," declares Wilson's aspiring knight Tiuri, before we see his character hunted for possessing the letter.

There's also a good look at a bearded Andy Serkis and Omid Djalili's Sir Fantumar.

Photo credit: Netflix

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Netflix will be hoping The Letter for the King can pull in similar numbers to The Witcher, which broke a huge viewing figure record with its first season.

After the streaming service altered the way it calculates these numbers, 76 million member households were confirmed to have tuned in to watch The Witcher in its first four weeks of release.

This made it the platform's biggest opening season for a TV series.

The Letter for the King is available to stream on Netflix from March 20, while The Witcher returns for its second season next year.

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