Henry Cavill fantasy 'The Witcher' may be next 'Game of Thrones'

Brenda Watkins
December 22, 2019

The series follows Geralt - who belongs to a superpower-imbued race of warriors known as "Witchers" - as he journeys through a mythical continent and fends off monsters.

Hissrich also spoke to GamesRadar+ about the oft-used label for The Witcher as the "new Game of Thrones": "The comparison is ultimately incredibly flattering, because at the end of the day, for a new television show to be premiering into a world, and for people to be saying, "I think it could be as successful or as popular as that show" - that's incredible". The wizard Yennefer and the young princess Ciri help him with this.

Fans of the six-book and two-collection series have been waiting for the show's release since the streaming network first announced it over the summer, and they were quick to share their excitement at the show's arrival Friday.

While The Witcher and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, the basis for the HBO show, both live in the fantasy genre, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt insisted the Netflix show was completely different. For one, it's based on a video game - that doesn't usually bode well for ratings and critical acclaim.

Now that the first season of The Witcher is out on Netflix, the actors behind the roles can open up a lot more about them.

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Cavill, a video aficionado, was said to have begged for the role of Geralt.

So far, fans are taking to social media to confirm their approval of Cavill and his beast-hunting ways.

Never before has Miss Jean Brodie's famous phrase been so rightfully deployed as when I say of the new Netflix fantasy drama The Witcher that, for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.

Aside from a minority, critics were also praising the series. A buzzfeed reviewer is now "officially enthusiastic". Netflix is surely hoping the show will scratch the "Game of Thrones" itch, while merely demonstrating how hard that brand of magic is to conjure. Role. His Geralt is just the right mix of creepy, sexy and sarcastic. NBC News raved that the show "pushes the boundaries of fantasy more than Game of Thrones ever could".

There are only eight episodes in season one, making it at least more accessible to the limited viewer than Game of Thrones has ever been.

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