From book, to game to TV show, is The Witcher still intact?

Tabitha Yoakum, Communications Director

To take over the hole in the fantasy genre after the ending of the popular series Game of Thrones, the adaptation of the book (and adapted video game) The Witcher has taken over Netflix. The gaming community has voiced their opinions and concerns with the series before its release, more so than the book series, hoping for success. The series was released Dec. 20, 2019, and has already been cleared for a second season in the production stages. The first season has a total of eight episodes, running almost around one hour each. 

The Witcher has an eye-catching, action-packed and slightly scandalous, fantastical storyline that follows a man named Geralt of Rivia. He is a monster-slaying tough guy, played by Henry Cavill, previously known for his work as Superman in the recent DC movies. 

I loved the CGI just as much as Salma Thabet, class of 2020, who said, “Many shows are very weak with keeping up with the animation, but not The Witcher”. I completely agree. I can appreciate the difficulty artists and animators go through to create something, but it should be all or nothing for something so well known, or else the backlash will be bad. You do not have to have read the books or play the games to understand the show, but it creates a more in-depth connection and awed reaction to see it recreated so nicely. The first couple episodes did not catch me at first, but the story caught up with my attention span and became something both complex and easy-to-understand by the end. After finishing the show filled with love, heartbreak, destruction, magic and rising action in a day, it has already been confirmed to be getting a second season, and I am left anxiously waiting for Geralt’s return.