The Witcher is an American Fancy Drama web series which is available on Netflix. The Witcher was released on 20th December 2019. The series was solely created for Netflix. The witcher is created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
The Witcher is based on the book named “The Witcher”. The author of this book is Andrzej Sapkowski.
When The Witcher was not even premiered, the announcement of its second season was made on 13th November 2019 by the program creater Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The final trailer of the first season of The Witcher was released on 12th December 2019.
On April, 2018 Schmidt Hissrich confimed the script completion for the Pilot episode and also revealed that the first season will be eight episodes long. So, the number of episodes in the first season is eight and the running time of each episode is from 47-60mins.
To those who are already familiar with the book series of “The Witcher” knows the genre but those who are not familiar with the books can easily infer the genre from the title of the series. The web series is full of Drama and Dark Fantasy (genre).
Now, let’s turn over to the cast and characters of the web series. The main characters of series are Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo,Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz.
The recurring characters are Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist Tuirseach, Maciej Musiał as Sir Lazlo, Tobi Bamtefa as Danek, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina Glevissig, Shaun Dooley as King Foltest of Temeria, Terence Maynard as Artorius Vigo, Judit Fekete as Vanelle of Brugge, Josette Simon as Eithne, Nóra Trokán as Dryad General.
The guest appearance in the series includes Mia McKenna-Bruce as Marilka, Emma Appleton as Princess Renfri, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Roderick Hill as Fletcher, Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania, Natasha Culzac as Toruviel, Amit Shah as Torque, Jason Thorpe as Ostrit, Ben Lambert as King Virfuril of Aedirn, Julian Rhind-Tutt as Giltine, Isobel Laidler as Queen Kalis of Lyria, Blair Kincaid as Crach an Craite, Gaia Mondadori as Pavetta, Bart Edwards as Urcheon of Erlenwald / Duny, Marcin Czarnik as Ronin Mage, Lucas Englander as Chireadan, Ben Wiggins as The Adonis, Philippe Spall as Hemet, Roger Ringrose as Beau Berrant, Richard van Weyden as Giant Bald Guard.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes revelaed 58% approval rating of the first season based on 43 reviews. Generally, the IMDb of The Witcher is 9/10.
Let’s head towards some positive response of the first season!!
Erik Kain of Forbes wrote, “If you’re looking for an original dark fantasy with some horror elements, some bare skin and plenty of blood and gore (and monsters) look no further.”
While James Whitbrook said, “if you are willing to sit through those trudging opening episodes, punctuated by a cool fight here or an intriguing character scene there, The Witcher slowly but surely finds itself a fantastical slice of bloody, schlocky fun.”
|RELEASE DATE||20TH DECEMBER 2019|
|DIRECTED BY||ALIK SAKHAROV|
|NO. OF EPISODES||8|
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EPISODE 1: “The End’s Beginning” (CLICK HERE)
Geralt of Rivia combats with Kikimora (a spider like beast with a face). After the battle, he arrives in a nearby town of Blaviken and hoping for a bounty present from the alderman. In a drinking house, he meets Renfri, a princess who turned into a spoliator or bandit. The wizard Stregobor was responsible for her dispossession and Renfri has tracked him to the town. Stregobor induces Geralt to his place using Marilka, the alderman’s daughter, and asks him to kill Renfri. Geralt refuses and leaves. Afterwards, Renfri approaches Geralt in the woods and offer him counter-proposal. Geralt advices her to leave Blaviken in exchange for sparing her. Instead, Renfri seduces him. Laterly, when Geralt wakes up, he realized that renfri would not give up on killing the wizard. He runs after Renfri in the marketplace to stop her where her men confronted him. Renfri arrives with Marilka as her pawn. Geralt fights Renfri and before dying, she told Geralt about a girl who will be his destiny. The wizard arrives and take Renfri’s body for autopsy and geralt opposes. Marlka tells Geralt to leave and never return. Before leaving, Geralt takes Renfri’s brooch with him. Years later, two kingdoms Nilfgaad and Cintra fought and Nilfgaad’s army defeated Cintra’s.
EPISODE 2: “Four Marks” (CLICK HERE)
Yennefer, a hunchbacked girl from the kingdom of Aedirn, unintentionally teleports herself into Aretuza, an academy for magic. Istredd, an illusionist, helps her in return. Yennefer attempts suicide but is saved by Tissaia. Yennefer works hard during her training time but she feels as if she is unanble to match the level of her classmates. While failing to catch lightning in a bottle, frustrated Yennefer shoots lightning at another student that succeeded but Tissaia deflects it. Tissaia warns Yennefer that she needs to keep her emotions in control. Later, Yennefer reveals to Istredd that she is one-quarter elf which caused her deformity. Geralt takes a job of inspecting thefts of grain in the village of Posada. A travelling poet joins him hoping for some material which will help him to compose his songs. They both encounters Sylvian and they both were knocked out. Cirilla comes across a refugee boy named Dara but her refuses to stay at the refugee’s camp. Later, Cirilla discovers that Dara is an elf.
EPISODE 3: “Betrayer Moon” (CLICK HERE)
Yennefer and Istredd are together and are about to finish their training. Before she is started, Yennefer had a chance to transform her body into her ideal image. Due to Stregobor’s scheme, Yennefer was assigned to Nilfgaard, instead of Aedirn, due to her elven blood. Yennefer breaks up with Istredd and then she undergoes the painful transformation which costs her fertility. Yennefer charms the king of Aedirn into taking her as his advisor. Geralt goes to the kingdom of Temeria to investigate a monster stalking the population. Geralt uncovers the monster is a striga, a monster born from a curse and was cursed by Ostrit. Using Ostrit as a lure, Geralt battles the striga till dawn. Cirilla enters a dense forest in a trance.
EPISODE 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials” (CLICK HERE)
Cirri encounters warrior women in Brockalon forest. Yennifer tries to save the wife and daughter of the King of Aerdirn from the attack. It bwas clear that Cirri’s and Yennifer’s story were told at different times to Geralt’s. Geralt attends the engagement ceremony of the daughter of Queen Calanthe of Cintra. The queen has decided that it is time to choose a spouse for her daughter Princess Pavetta for the continuation of her royal house. Pavetta was unhappy about it. Then a plot is shared between geralt, a knight and Pavetta where Pavetta tried to kill the Knight and uses her magica powers.
EPISODE 5: “Bottled Appetites” (CLICK HERE)
Yennefer was hiding and working as a village witch, undergoes a cure for her infertility. Tissaia warns Yennefer her rebelliousness is placing her at odds with the Brotherhood. Geralt and Jaskier releases a jinn, a spirit that grants three wishes, by mistake. Yennefer tries to pet the jinn for herself. Geralt arrives and uses his third wish, freeing the jinn and vanishing the storm. Geralt and Yennefer realize their attraction and have sex.
EPISODE 6: “Rare Species” (CLICK HERE)
A mysterious man tries to entice Geralt to join a hunt for a rampaging dragon, a quest that attracts a familiar face. Ciri questions who she can trust
EPISODE 7: “Before a fall” (CLICK HERE)
With the Continent at risk from Nilfgaard’s rising power, Yennefer revisits her past, while Geralt reconsiders his obligation to the Law of Surprise.
Episode 8: “Much More” (CLICK HERE)
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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