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The Witcher 

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Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.


Lauren Schmidt
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Friday, December 20, 2019

A terrifying pack of foes lays Geralt low. Yennefer and her fellow mages prepare to fight back. A shaken Ciri depends on the kindness of a stranger.

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Series cast summary:
Henry Cavill ...  Geralt of Rivia 8 episodes, 2019
Freya Allan ...  Ciri 8 episodes, 2019
Yasen Atour ...  Coen 8 episodes, 2021
Basil Eidenbenz ...  Eskel 8 episodes, 2021
Anya Chalotra ...  Yennefer 7 episodes, 2019
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Fringilla 7 episodes, 2019
Mecia Simson ...  Francesca 7 episodes, 2021
Eamon Farren ...  Cahir 6 episodes, 2019
MyAnna Buring ...  Tissaia 5 episodes, 2019
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte ...  Dara 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Levy ...  Mousesack 5 episodes, 2019
Joey Batey ...  Jaskier 4 episodes, 2019
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Stregobor 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Bullion ...  Lambert 4 episodes, 2021
Royce Pierreson ...  Istredd 3 episodes, 2019
Anna Shaffer ...  Triss 3 episodes, 2019
Jodhi May ...  Queen Calanthe 3 episodes, 2019
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Eist 3 episodes, 2019
Therica Wilson-Read ...  Sabrina 3 episodes, 2019
Judit Fekete ...  Vanielle of Brugge 3 episodes, 2019
Máté Haumann ...  Field Marshall 3 episodes, 2019
Daniel Burke Daniel Burke ...  Nilfgaardian Soldier 3 episodes, 2019
Mahesh Jadu ...  Vilgefortz 2 episodes, 2019
Emma Appleton ...  Renfri 2 episodes, 2019
Josette Simon ...  Eithne 2 episodes, 2019
Maciej Musial ...  Sir Lazlo 2 episodes, 2019
Shaun Dooley ...  King Foltest 2 episodes, 2019
Anna-Louise Plowman ...  Zola 2 episodes, 2019
Tobi Bamtefa ...  Sir Danek 2 episodes, 2019
Terence Maynard ...  Artorius 2 episodes, 2019
Nóra Trokán Nóra Trokán ...  Dryad General 2 episodes, 2019
Martin Berencsy Martin Berencsy ...  Korin 2 episodes, 2019
Aisha Fabienne Ross ...  Lydia van Bredevoort 2 episodes, 2021

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The Witcher is an American fantasy drama web television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than monsters and beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a special gift, the three must learn to navigate independently the increasingly volatile Continent. Written by aaltaiawy

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Vladimir Furdik, the veteran stuntman and fight designer (of Game of Thrones fame who eventually ended up portraying the Night King on the hit show) praised Henry Cavill's fighting skills as the best he had ever seen in his decades long career. Furdik spoke at length at the Eastern European Comic-Con 2019 about the "dance like" fighting style he created for Cavill's Geralt character, "I think Netflix made a very good decision to give the role to Henry because I don't know anyone else in the world who looks like The Witcher. Or any actor, who has as much experience with the sword as Henry. He's a very good fighter. So it was not difficult for me to teach him anything. He put in a lot of hard work in the fights. Another thing was that we could not copy the (The Witcher) video-game. Video games are completely different. If you are going to kill someone, you can kill them from this side or that side or another side. You can put the sword in, in many ways. I hope you like his style, I tried to give him a more dance-like style. Something that is effortless. He goes through the fight as if he can predict what is going to happen. He knows 3 seconds before killing someone how he will kill him." He also praised Cavill's quick learning skills at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019, "Henry is excellent, without him they (Netflix) wouldn't be able to do (the Witcher show), I can guarantee that. I don't know any actors who are that good with a sword and fight scenes overall as Henry is. I have never met anyone who could learn fight choreography for a scene in two hours." Asked if Cavill was better than Furdik's Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington, Furdik replied, "Kit didn't have to do such complex moves in his fight scenes (as Henry)." See more »


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First of all its not game of thrones, its a totally different universe
22 December 2019 | by sangmesh27See all my reviews

The acting skills, direction, production quality of the show is top notch, henry cavill is superb, first being a avid fan of witcher books and games i was a bit skepticle on seeing the trailers etc, but oh my!!!!, The show is just plainly good. Some people comparing the show to GOT, because they dont have any knowledge about the witcher universe and comparing mainly on the basis of swords and clothes they see. A fan of witcher will truly love and enjoy the show. Henry cavill is the real witcher...... Lol

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Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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