Fans of the work of the Pole Andrzej Sapkowski were looking forward to the release of a new series based on the cycle of his fantasy novels and short stories. Photos from the set were leaked to the Network. The outfits of the ladies, the military equipment of the knights, the "battlefields" that got into the frame, aroused the imagination. Already knowing who would play the central characters, fans discussed the pros and cons of casting and wondered what would happen in the end.
Screenwriters and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich used the writer's stories from two collections, "The Last Wish" (the "namesake"of one of the parts) and "The Sword of Destiny". The plots of the works "Lesser Evil", "The Edge of the World", "The Question of Price", "The Witcher", "Something more", "The Limit of the possible" are the basis of the script. This gave a chance to "play" with time, sending the heroes to the past and future. All episodes of the first season, and there were eight of them in The Witcher from Netflix, were released on December 20, 2019.
When the 1st "chapter" of Geralt's wanderings from Rivia was released, the audience of" The Witcher " appreciated the selection of actors. Little was known about Ana Chalotra (Ian) and Freya Allan (Cirilla). But in the sorcerer Stregobor, it is easy to recognize the star of "Murder" and "Sherlock", the Dane Lars Mikkelsen, and in the militant ruler of Calanthe – Jodie Mae (Maggie the Frog from "Game of Thrones"). The enchantress Triss Merigold was the British Anna Schafer (Romilda in "Potterian"). And the school of magic was "headed", as it should be according to the plot, by Tissaya de Vrije (MayAnna Behring from the detective story "Ripper Street"). The mutant's companion in the books is the cheerful joker bard Buttercup. The role of the merry man was played by yesterday's newcomer Joey Batty.
The TV series began with the events of 1231, with a spectacular battle with kikimora. After defeating the monster, Geralt visited the city of Blaviken and met the attractive robber Renfri. The princess was "cursed", so she became a target for a powerful magician. He was going to hire a mutant to kill the girl. This secondary heroine will inform the blond warrior about the "purpose".
Then the action will "jump" 32 years ahead. Calanthe has a premonition of imminent death at the hands of the cruel Nilfgaardians and sends her granddaughter away-to protect her. The frightened Cirilla wanders through the forests, finds unexpected allies: people, elves and dryads under the leadership of Queen Eitne. The path will be winding, but it will still lead the fugitive to the savior.
The fate of the sorceress Yennefer before meeting her lover is like a dark film. "The Witcher", season 1 demonstrates how the unfortunate hunchback was sold to Arethusa. The abilities of the newcomer were awakened not for a month or two. It was hard, the student almost killed herself. But when the basics of magic were subdued, the crippled poor thing turned into an irresistible seductress. The three "roads" will merge, and Ian, Ciri and Geralt will face incredible dangerous adventures. But the fantasy authors will tell about this later. In the meantime, watch The Witcher (2019), season 1, online in Russian in good FullHD 1080 quality on any mobile devices.