If you have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms since the end of Game of Thrones earlier this year then The Witcher could be a solution to this.
There has been some noise since the trailer dropped that it is being touted as the new and improved GOT, I think not!
Having read the books I’m excited to see how this turns out.
But for some to be saying new and improved GOT when all they have seen is the trailer was an eye roll moment.
The Witcher will see Henry Cavill playing the main character Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who’s joined by a sorceress and a young princess. Plot details are scant so far, but hey, a monster hunter! We can have a good guess.
All eight episodes will land on Netflix just before Christmas, and although we’ll have to wait until then for full reviews, the reactions based on the trailer is that we could very well have another binge-able series on our hands.
The fight scenes are likely to be one of the main attractions for many viewers, and choreographer Vladimir Furdik has said that there’s no doubt about the fact that they have Game of Thrones-shaped aspirations.
In a recent interview, he said: “They have the ambition to reach Game of Thrones levels and one day even go beyond. I think Game of Thrones is more about acting and drama, the story was very good and the actors did a great job.
“When it comes to our action scenes I can vouch for their quality and from what I have seen of the actual footage they are very good.
“It’s hard to know whether the fans will like the acting and the dramatic elements, whether the show will be a hit or not. Some fans like Henry as Geralt, others are against him so it’s a very delicate situation and Netflix are taking a huge risk.”
Regardless of that though, he believes Henry Cavill was a natural when it came to handling a sword.
Furdik added: “He is excellent, without him they wouldn’t be able to do it, 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.”
The Witcher will be available on Netflix on 20 December.