The Witcher, which was published on Netflix on December 20th, is now the top-ranking original programme on IMDb. The thriller of fantasy rose in just six days and was praised by some for more extraordinary battle sequences than the Game of Thrones. Moreover, based on the same-named books, the programme outperformed other fan-favourite series by a significant margin. Among others, stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, The Crown, Ozark, and The Haunting of Hill House are among them.
Newbie from Netflix
The new big release from Netflix, The Witcher, was only accessible for many days during the streaming service.
But, only days after its premiere on December 20th, the fantasy thriller has grown surprisingly high and become one of Netflix’s highest-ranking original series in Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Henry Cavill has succeeded in battering IMDb on Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders in his eight-party series Man of Steel star.
The Witcher launched off with an 8.9 rating, according to Forbes, and snapped it up before programmes such as Black Mirror, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, Stranger Things and House of Cards, which had a scoring of 8.8.
Will it maintain its high ranking?
The high rankings of the show might decrease with time, but Forbes said that they did not consolidate themselves as an enormous success for the channel.
The Witcher is an 8 episode version of Polish authors Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling mediaeval novel series. It focuses on Geralt from Riva, a monster hunter who traverses the countryside killing dangerous monsters and is known as a witcher.
Additionally, it tells the narrative of three people on the Continent whose fates are interwoven. Humans, elves, witches, monsters, and gnomes all fight to survive and prosper in this world. Furthermore, it is a location where good and evil are difficult to distinguish.
However, Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer of the Arks of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) investigated the tale in the adaptation of Netflix as their interconnection fates found it to unite with full force.
The fans loved the programme early reviews of the fantasy series, and many compared scenes of combat to Game of Thrones. “The fighting sequences in Witcher turn the fighting game of the thrones into horrible,” one remarked. And another said: ‘The scenery of battle in The Witcher is like two drunkards battling outside a pub Game Of Thrones.
Another critic said, ‘The choreography of combat is crazy. Geralt’s first battle is gloriously wild. The combination of swordplay and the symptoms of Geralt are superb.”
The series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the Witcher, has already renewed the programme in November for a second season. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in a statement about the renewal of the eight-episode miniseries that she is very ecstatic that before viewers have even seen the Season1, they can confirm that they will be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri.”
Cast and Production of The Witcher:
Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, is leading the cast of the Netflix popular series The Witcher. Yennefer is played by Anya Chalotra, while Freya Allan plays ciri.
Apart from the above, we have Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, and Emma Appleton working in the cast of this series.
There have been few additions in the cast and crew for the second season of the Witcher series as follows-
- Joey Batey to enact as travelling bard Jaskier
- My Anna Buring to enact Tissaia
- Anna Shaffer playing as Triss Merigold
- Eamon Farron playing as Cahir
- Tom Canton to enact Filavandrel
- Mimi Ndiweni to enact Fringilla Vigo
- Lilly Cooper to enact Murta
- Jeremy Crawford to portray Yarpin Zigrin
- Mahesh Jadu to enact Vilgefortz
- Terence Maynard to enact Artorius
- Lars Mikkelson to enact Stregobor
- Royce Pierreson to enact Istredd
- Wilson Radjou to enact Pujaltes Dara
- Therica Wilson playing as Sabrina
As per the latest resources, season 2 of The Witcher has completed its filming part and is expected to launch in the final quarter of this year, and most likely it will be released in the month of December. Season 1 was opened for viewers on December 20th last year, just before Christmas, and hopefully, it will be a similar date for season 2 as well.
The Witcher Season 2 will approximately have a 2-year season hiatus at the end of 2021. After all, the waiting time for this show and other shows has become very long due to pandemic.
Streaming provided a lifeline for millions of people in the aftermath of the epidemic. However, some of the more major streaming events were postponed. Fortunately, it looks like there is a light at the end of the hallway. The Witcher is a physical game that will enter its final phases before the end of the year. Because it is already April, it still seems far away, but the prognosis is more hopeful than the first one next year. Fans would need to keep their ears open for prospective announcements.
We hope that Season 2 also maintain high standards like that of Season 1.