Netflix’S Upcoming - ‘ The Witcher’

Utkarsha Srivastava
Jul 28, 2019   •  18 views

Today we are going to discuss everything that we know about ‘The Witcher’ tv series. As far as shows based on video games goes, Netflix delivered one of the best ever with the animated Castlevania series. The streaming platform might work their magic again when this love-action adaptation of The Witcher makes its debut in the fall of 2019.

In The Witcher video games, Gerald was depicted carrying two swords on his back, one for slaying men and the other for monsters. In all the first looks , however, Henry Cavill’s , yes you heard it right our superman, Gerald only has one sword on his person. This is closer to the novels where Geralt is equipped with one sword on his back while the other was stored away with his loyal horse roach. It is possible that this will tie into the show’s narrative that somehow Gerald originally carried two swords but then passed one down to his adopted daughter .

Judging from the promotional images alone though, the shows story and lore seems to be mainly deriving inspiration from the ever beloved books as opposed to the games. The author will also be acting as the creative consultant alongside the creator. Netflix describes the series as “ an epic tale of fate and family”. The show’s official line reads “ Gerald of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him towards a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly dangerous continent together.”

In spite of the many controversies regarding Cavill’s wig and the armour, The Witcher remains one of the most anticipated new shows of 2019 as well as one of Netflix’s most ambitious ventures yet. People are already calling it Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones which wrapped up its final season in May 2019. Like Game of Thrones, The Witcher is bound to take audiences to an assortment of exotic locales including Hungary where principal production started in 2018. A few months later, the production made its way to Spain’s Canary Islands with plans to shoot at other exotic locations. With so much time, money and travelling invested in The Witcher, we’re expecting a truly epic series. The first season is only getting eight episodes while the novels are eight in series.