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14 December 2019, 12:56 | Updated: 1 April 2020, 09:03
All you need to know about the new fantasy series.
You can watch the first series at 8am on 20 December here.
The Witcher is an eight-episode Netflix series based on Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski’s books about Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter (or Witcher) with supernatural powers.
It’s not quite clear which of the books has been adapted for the series or where the action will pick up, but it’s been rumoured that this first series will focus mostly on original short story collection named The Last Wish.
Before the show has even aired, the inevitable "it's the new Game of Thrones” comparison has already begun, and fantasy fans are eagerly awaiting the new programme to give their verdict.
The Witcher will focus on three main characters, with Gerald of Rivia – portrayed by Henry Cavill – at the centre of it all. Joining him will be Yennefer of Vengerberg – portrayed by Anya Chalotra – and Ciri – played by Freya Allan.
Other big names include Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones) and Charlotte Brandstrom (Outlander).
The show has been created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix.
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson