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.
People linked by destiny will always find each other.
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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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