The fans of The Witcher are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Netflix's adaptation of the book series, but there is one character that everyone has been dying to see more than any other. Netflix has acquiesced to the demands and has released a photo of Roach - the noble steed of Geralt.
The Witcher is an upcoming adaptation of the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher would find international success thanks to its video game adaptations developed by CD Projekt Red. Netflix is currently developing a live-action series based on The Witcher novel, with Henry Cavill in the lead role as Geralt of Rivia.
Netflix has previously released images of several of the characters from the show in the form of posters. The fans have now seen Henry Cavill as Geralt, Freya Allen as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. The one character that fans have been bugging Netflix to see is Roach, who is Geralt's horse. The demand for some Roach goodness was such that Netflix finally uploaded a picture of her to Twitter.
In The Witcher novels and video game series, the name Roach is one that Geralt reuses with each new mount. The work of a Witcher often involves contact with monsters, so there is a high mortality rate for their mounts. In The Witcher video games, Roach barely appears in the first two games and riding her didn't become a mechanic until The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
One of the reasons Roach became popular was due to the glitchy nature in which she sometimes appeared, which led to several popular gifs and videos, and was even referenced in Roach's Gwent card. There were even quests involving Roach in the Blood and Wine expansion, with Geralt actually communicating with Roach after drinking a mysterious potion that has a drug-like effect. Geralt might not care much for his horses, but the same isn't true for the players, with many of them growing to love Roach over the course of the game.
The Witcher is due to hit Netflix later this year.