Netflix guides us into a world of sword and sorcery with The Witcher, a new series based on the books of the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and popularized especially by the video game The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
The series tells the adventures of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a lonely monster hunter who crosses his destiny with the enchantress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and the runaway Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), while seeking to survive in a world with an intense dose of fantasy, action and violence.
The first season of The Witcher explores various events that help us to understand the personalities and abilities of the three main characters, through seemingly isolated adventures that help to build the magical but dark world they inhabit. The high production cost of the series allowed them to create horrifying monsters and impose combat scenes in each of their 8 episodes, aspiring to be recognized among other great series of the fantastic genre such as Game of Thrones and the upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Although some episodes may seem slow, the first season of The Witcher is a solid foundation to continue expanding a story that promises to become much bigger. The second season was announced on November 13, 2019 and it’s estimated that it will continue with the narrative structure of the previous one, similar to other recent series such as The Mandalorian.