Will Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Be Better Than ‘Game of Thrones’?

Though those Game of Thrones fans who are still loyal to the series following the controversy of season 8 may find this hard to believe, it’s a definite possibility. Netflix’s The Witcher is a fantasy epic that is probably going to be somewhat similar to the HBO series, though the two shows shouldn’t be compared too much. However, genre comparisons may be somewhat inevitable.

So let’s compare them for a little while. Will the shows be the same quality? Or is it possible that Netflix’s The Witcher will be better than Game of Thrones? Find out, ahead.

Could the two shows be the same quality-wise?

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Putting aside the season 8 controversy for a second, Game of Thrones was a great show. For Netflix’s The Witcher to be compared to it already is high praise indeed. It is definitely possible that the two shows will be equal in quality.

Only time will tell, anything could happen. Netflix may have a big hit on its hands. Is the streaming platform up to the task? It’s true that they have hits like Stranger Things and others, yet The Witcher is something different.

Will Netflix be able to handle the fantasy genre? We will see.

Is it possible that Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ will be worse than ‘Game of Thrones’?

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It is definitely a possibility that Netflix’s version of The Witcher will not live up to the intense hype. After all, it has a lot to live up to, Game of Thrones included. That would put pressure on any writers room.

It’s also possible that the show will not be as good as Game of Thrones due to the streaming format. Fantasy books aren’t exactly quick reads, so perhaps fantasy shows will not fit with binge-watching. However, there’s also a good chance that the show will succeed, and might even surpass the success of Game of Thrones.

Will Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ be better than ‘Game of Thrones’?

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Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill, and Freya Allan at Netflix’s The Witcher panel at Comic Con 2019 | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Yes, it’s definitely possible. Let’s get into the reasons why. First of all, The Witcher actually has a pretty packed writer’s room, unlike Game of Thrones.

So unlike in Game of Thrones, Netflix’s The Witcher has a bunch of writers bouncing ideas off of each other. That will hopefully lead to better stories and ones that don’t have strange endings. According to website Redanian Intelligence, the author of The Witcher books, Andrzej Sapkowski,seems to think the show will do well. He believes, according to the site, that it will “succeed in replicating the success of the highly-acclaimed HBO series, if not even surpass it.”

Sounds good to us! According to Wired, the trailer for the highly-anticipated series is “shockingly good” and “surprisingly beautiful.” So if a show being aesthetically pleasing is important, Netflix’s The Witcher certainly won’t disappoint. Many fans are also excited about a scene that shows Geralt, the protagonist of The Witcher, in the bath, as it mirrors a scene from the Witcher games, also based on the books.

So will Netflix’s The Witcher exceed expectations and surpass even Game of Thrones? Only time will truly tell. Yet it definitely has a good chance of succeeding. We’ll hope for the best and that fans will enjoy The Witcher more than some Game of Thrones fans enjoyed the 8th season of the show.