Netflix’s The Witcher is just a few months from our screens, and the wizards of streaming recently took to social media to share the first slew of official images from the show.
The images, which feature Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri, have naturally caught the eye of a lot of Witcher fans, who are starting to look more and more hopeful each day.
Longstanding fans of the books and/or games have eagerly – if not somewhat hesitantly – been awaiting a first glimpse of Netflix’s take on the IP, and of course, they had some thoughts.
The biggest question raised by hundreds of fans was why Geralt only has one sword.
In the CD Projekt Red games, Geralt is well-known for his dual-swordmanship, though Cavill is definitely swinging solo in the images from Netflix.
As fans of the books know, Book Geralt isn’t a dual-wielder when it comes to his weaponry, suggesting Netflix is following closer to the original material than CD Projekt Red’s interpretation.
Even more proof of this comes from Cavill’s lack of beard, which lots of fans of the games have taken issue with.
Again, readers of the books will be aware that Book Geralt is actually quite a big hater of excessive facial hair. Whether or not Netflix will double down on sticking to the novels or if it’s still going to take inspiration from the games remains to be seen…
So how are people feeling about the images in general? Well, Witcher fans have been pretty worried about how Netflix was going to handle the IP, but there doesn’t seem to be much disappointment surrounding what we’ve seen so far.
The pictures alone are causing a lot of hope for those who were left disappointed by the ending of HBO’s Game of Thrones, as people are drawing comparisons and encouraging each other to check out The Witcher in the wake of GoT.
One Twitter user wrote: “If you love Game of Thrones, you will 100% love The Witcher.
“They got politics, racial issues, class issues, lores of the ancients, monsters and beasts, mythical monsters and ghosts, relationship amongst human-elf-dwarf, wars….
“THEY HAVE ALL.”
Another joked: “Wow! Loving Henry Cavill as Rhaegar Targaryen in the new Game of Thrones spin-off ‘The Witcher’ idk why it’s called that though.”
Generally speaking, both existing fans and potential newcomers seem pretty excited about the images, so it’s looking good for Netflix right now!
Personally, I don’t think the show will suck, and if you want to know why then click right here.
More details on Netflix’s The Witcher are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. The show will air in the final few months of 2019.
Featured Image Credit: Netflix