After years of expectation and months of an intense promotion by Netflix, the American fantasy drama ‘The Witcher/Wiedźmin’ has finally made its way on to TVs and mobile devices around the globe.
Through its first four weeks of release, 76 million viewers watched it. Netflix claims The Witcher is set to be its ‘biggest season one TV series ever’.
The Witcher is Netflix’s transparent attempt to fill the Game of Thrones void – review https://t.co/s9hE1nm5tT
— The Independent (@Independent) December 20, 2019
The series is based on a couple of books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. There are also popular video games based on his books. The series consists of 8 episodes and tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, one of a rare breed of monster-hunters known as Witchers.
- Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
- Anya Chalorta as Yennefer of Vengerberg
- Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla
- MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries
- Mimo Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo
- Eamon Farren as Cahir
- Joey Batey as Jaskier
- Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina Glevissig
There is one Polish name in the cast: Maciej Musiał as Sir Lazlo.
I can't get over how GOOD #TheWitcherNetflix is!!! The fight scene at the end of the first episode is possible my favorite live action fight scene of anything. This show is incredible and everyone should see it! pic.twitter.com/cdKbXxTpqy
— Xade (@XadeChronos) December 20, 2019
Principal photography took place in Hungary, Canary Islands and in the end in Ogrodzieniec Castle in Poland.
What a great Christmas gift for Sapkowski’s fans. We can’t wait to watch it!
The article has been updated on January 22nd 2020.