Something to look ahead to: We’re solely ten days away from the debut of Netflix’s The Witcher sequence, and to get individuals much more excited concerning the present, a number of featurettes have been launched that give us an perception into the principle characters: Geralt of Rivia, Princess Cirilla, and Yennefer of Vengerberg.
Most PC followers can be accustomed to The Witcher and its characters, although the TV present is impressed by the Andrzej Sapkowski novels, reasonably than being straight associated to the video games. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich says Netflix’s sequence will happen throughout a fair longer time period than the books, that are set throughout a number of years.
Each featurette contains talks by the actors who play the characters. For Geralt, we hear from Henry Cavill, who, after many Witcher followers had been a bit dubious about his casting, seems to be doing the White Wolf justice. He explains how Witchers bear alchemical trials, permitting them to devour potions that grant them highly effective skills however would kill unmutated people. We additionally hear about their use of magic and see Geralt utilizing Aard.
We additionally study extra about Yennefer, who’s performed by Anya Chalotra, and Princess Cirilla, portrayed by Freya Allan.
For those that need much more Witcher goodness earlier than the present’s arrival, Netflix has launched a 12-minute video through which Hissrich talks about how the present bought made and reveals her authentic pitch featured Ciri as the principle focus and narrator.
Several critics have seen the primary 5 episodes of The Witcher earlier than its launch, and the preliminary impressions are excellent. Could this be Netflix’s Game of Thrones?
— The Nerdy Basement 🦃 (@nerdy_basement) 25 November 2019
Watching the screeners for @witchernetflix. I’ll admit, as an enormous fan of the books, I used to be just a little apprehensive, however @LHissrich has carried out a masterful job telling this story. It additionally helps that the solid is superb! And Henry Cavill, simply … wow. #TheWitcher pic.twitter.com/xdFnYtRN4j
— Will Franklin (@SeeWillTweet) 23 November 2019
Netflix’s The Witcher debuts on December 20.