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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.

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Series cast summary:
Henry Cavill ...  Geralt of Rivia 8 episodes, 2019
Freya Allan ...  Ciri 8 episodes, 2019
Anya Chalotra ...  Yennefer 7 episodes, 2019
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Fringilla 7 episodes, 2019
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
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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 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
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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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The worst monsters are the ones we create. See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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USA | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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2.00 : 1
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Henry Cavill and Millie Brady have starred in a Guy Ritchie movie. Cavill was in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Brady was in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017). See more »

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Great, but much room for improvement
23 December 2019 | by GovertOpsSee all my reviews

People say you shouldn't compare it to GoT, but I think you should, just to point few things out. GoT doesn't have incoherent storytelling, bad supporting actors, 10-year old CGI, cliché dialog or cringy theatrics. The Witcher does have all of the above, not all the time, but just a bit too much.

Still an 8 though. I binged it completely. I guess it's because there was still so much satistying asskickery and out-of-this-world atmosphere. The fights and magics are awesome. The music is just sublime. It will be a very long time before I see a greater badass than Geralt of Rivia, or a sexier mage than Yennefer. Their chemistry is from a wet dream and I daresay no one else could have done it better. Which goes for Ciri too, by the way. They all look better than in the games, which is something I never expected I would say.

So, yeah. Still a pretty good show. I just hope they will fix the bad stuff next season.


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