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The Witcher Producer Warns Netflix Series Will Be 'Very Brutal'

The Witcher Producer Warns Netflix Series Will Be 'Very Brutal'

Excited for the release of Netflix's forthcoming series The Witcher? You should be - although we now know that you shouldn't watch it with your kids because it's going to be 'very brutal'.

That said, you probably could have guessed this, given the series (for which we still don't have a trailer or release date) will be based upon Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski's novel series about a solitary monster hunter 'struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts'.

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Expect The Witcher to be 'very brutal', whenever it comes out. Credit: Netflix
Expect The Witcher to be 'very brutal', whenever it comes out. Credit: Netflix

Producer Lauren Hissrich has revealed that the series will remain faithful to the novels' unsavoury content in an interview with Italian website Corriere.

She said: "[It's] very brutal... we are not shy about the adult themes present in the original material. The novels contemplate sexism, racism and war with a lot of politics.

"Let's say five-year-olds shouldn't watch it."

Message received.

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To be fair, Hissrich has previously issued a warning on Twitter, writing: "Just watched a cut of Witcher with Ben, and the verdict is in: this show is not for five-year-olds. Like, really not."

OK, OK we get it... but what about six-year-olds?

The season will be an eight-parter and will feature Henry Cavill as Geralt, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.

A brief synopsis of the series reads: "When destiny hurtles [Geralt] toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together."

Superman actor Cavill confirmed that filming of the show had wrapped in an Instagram post in May, in which he said shooting had 'been been an incredible journey'.

As mentioned, we're still waiting on a release date, but we're expecting the series to be available to stream before the New Year - so keep your eyes peeled, folks.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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