The Polish science fiction writer Andrzej Sapkowski published his first book, The Witcher, in 1986, which not only changed his life, but also created an entire epoch with the same name. Readers literally swallowed their debut and tentative work, and then they demanded and waited for the adventure of the favorite hero to continue. It is worth noting that the final world fame brought to the author 3 video games, released on the motives of his bestsellers.
Genre – a fantasy saga.
When to expect the premiere of the series “The Witcher”?
For many years fans of the witch Geralt were waiting for the appearance of the hero in the films. In 2001, Poland still decided to film the books of Sapkowski. As a result, the audience was presented to the audience 13-series project “The Witcher”, and then – mounted full-length film with a duration of 130 minutes. Unfortunately, this series was a failure. And now, the whole world froze in anticipation … After all, in May 2017 it was announced that the American television channel Netflix ordered the shooting of “The Witcher”, the main consultant of which will be the author Andrzej Sapkovsky!
According to official data, we expect the pilot version on December 20, 2019.
It also became known that in January 2018 the script of the pilot season of the film was completed.
The main character of the series, as in the book, is the witcher Geralt. Possessing magic and incredible power, he easily copes with the task of capturing and destroying all kinds of evil spirits. For unknown reasons, the number of monsters is growing every day. In his world, among the kingdoms and empires there are plenty of them.
The main task of the witcher is to protect people. In this he is always helped by trusted and faithful friends: the warrior sorceress Yennefer, the archer Milva, the bard of the Dandelion, vampires, elves, reds and many others.
Professional monster hunters have been trained since early childhood in a special school, where gradual military education, training in magic and swordsmanship, the development of superpowers and strength are underway. And the head instructor here is the head of the School Vesemir.
In addition to fighting against evil spirits and monsters, the plot reveals the political component of this world: the nature of power, inter-conflict conflicts, dishonest methods and ways of forcing. The policy of the kingdoms and empires is built in such a way that the princess of Ciri is always in danger. To her help, pursuing his goals, Geralt comes along with his comrades. Throughout history, the princess becomes stronger and stronger, becoming the main character of the narrative. And one day she realizes that she wants to become a witch …
- Geralt is a professional hunter for evil spirits and other monsters (witcher), who possesses magical powers.
- Yennefer is a close friend of Geralt, who also has incredible power and magic.
- Cirilla/Ciri is a young Princess of Cintra, under the constant protection of Geralt and Yennefer .
- Dandelion is Geralt’s best friend, a loving and cowardly poet and bard.
- Vesemir is the strongest and most experienced witcher-mentor.
- Emiel Regis is a vampire, a friend of Geralt.
- Zoltan Chivay is a reddish person, a friend of Geralt.
- Triss is a young sorceress, a friend of Yennefer .
- and many others.
What actors will be involved in the project?
At the moment, all the data on the cast is kept secret. But, the filmmakers have repeatedly mentioned that several candidates are considered, which already have success and world popularity. It is also known that the role of Ciri was considered the famous actress Emma Watson, a girl-friend of Harry Potter.
It should be noted that the director of the picture will be Pole Tomas Baginski, and the producers – Sean Daniels and Jason Brown.
6 interesting facts
- Andrzej Sapkowski released about the witch Geralt 2 collection of short stories and 6 novels.
- Character Dandelion in French and German translations of the book “The Witcher” has other names (names of other flowers, not Dandelion).
- Based on the bestseller “The Witcher”, 3 computer games were created: “The Witcher”, “The Witcher 2: Assassins of the Kings” and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”. In addition to computer games, six comics were released from 1993 to 1995.
- When creating the series will be taken into account already become famous author’s humor, which impregnated all the books about the witcher.
- In 2011, during the visit of US President Barack Obama to Poland, he was presented with the first part of the saga “The Witcher”.
The Witcher by Neflix season 1: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|1x01||Series 1||December 20, 2019|
|1x02||Series 2||December 20, 2019|
|1x03||Series 3||December 20, 2019|
|1x04||Series 4||December 20, 2019|
|1x05||Series 5||December 20, 2019|
|1x06||Series 6||December 20, 2019|
|1x07||Series 7||December 20, 2019|
|1x08||Series 8||December 20, 2019|