Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Will Want to Watch Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’

Game of Thrones fans are seeking a new fix, and they’ve found it in Netflix’s The Witcher. The upcoming series is based off Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and is sure to be full of medieval fantasy drama. It also may be familiar to fans as a CD Projekt Red RPG series that is based off the novels. Since the ending of the Game of Thrones franchise, people are looking for a show to fill the void. The Witcher is sure to give fans what they crave.

The first trailer for ‘The Witcher’ has arrived

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Henry Cavill attends “The Witcher”: A Netflix Original Series Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

The trailer for the much-anticipated show has finally arrived, and fans are delighted. The show will feature Henry Cavill at the helm as the main character, Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a witcher who hunts giant monsters and has a horse for a best friend.

The trailer brings a lot to the table, and starts the dialogue about Geralt’s story. He is preparing to fight and take on evil. It takes a look at magic in this new world, and will feature elves and dark magical forces.

The series will follow the books, not the games

The series plans to follow the books, not the games familiar to audiences in the United States. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has said the show will be heavily based on the novels themselves. the series will feature Geralt fighting all sorts of people and monsters alike. The origins of Ciri and Yennefer are also going to be explored in this adaptation, and will be central to the storyline.

Hissrich told The Wrap at a press table at the San Diego Comic-Con this year about the show not following the games. “Extreme long vision is no, we will not start adapting the games,” said Hissrich “I can only attack one season at a time, I’m so excited for this one, the rest kind of makes my mind explode right now. If someone says ‘what happens in Season 7,’ sure I have thoughts. Fingers crossed, we get there.”

Who are the main characters in ‘The Witcher?’

Hissrich told Entertainment Weekly that the show will follow the beginning of a “disjointed family” for Geralt. It will involve the sorceress Yennefer of Venderberg (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan).

She explained, “These three characters — Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri — really rose to the surface. If you take all the other fantasy elements away, you take the magic and story and violence and sex away, you still have three characters who are this broken disjointed family who really need each other even though they don’t want to admit it. And that was one of the most appealing things to me.”

When will ‘The Witcher’ be released?

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As of right now, there is no release date just yet for the series. It has been confirmed that it will drop “this fall.” Fans are understandably excited and can’t wait to feast their eyes on Cavill as Geralt. The monster hunter gets paid to fight creatures, and travels throughout “The Continent” working and killing. Throughout his adventures, he encounters foes, allies, and multiple love interests, as based off the books and the games alike.