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The Witcher Starring Henry Cavill Has Now Been Released On Netflix

The Witcher Starring Henry Cavill Has Now Been Released On Netflix

The waiting is over. After months of hype, The Witcher has finally arrived on Netflix. Now we can see if it was all worth the hype.

Starring none other than Superman himself Henry Cavill, The Witcher tells the story of mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

Geralt is on a mission to find himself, while killing a whole heap of monsters along the journey. However, as the show's tagline suggests - 'the worst monsters are the ones we create'.

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The show has been created for Netflix by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who adapted the story from an original series of books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

It was supposed to be a standalone film version, but the potential was so great that it was eventually developed into a full series.

The official Netflix synopsis reads: "Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family.

"Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

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"But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

As well as Man of Steel star Cavill, the show also features star turns from Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra.

Speaking about her character, the sorceress Yennefer, Chalotra recently said: "Yennefer is in a constant battle with herself. She is never satisfied, always striving for something else. She's vulnerable but courageous, fears both rejection and love."

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As for Geralt of Rivia, we can expect to see him getting into a few scrapes along the way. Cavill recently told Digital Spy that he's had to get stuck into quite a bit of sword fighting in order to make the series.

He's also performed all of his own stunts, which is quite impressive.

Cavill explained: "[They're] a lot more weapon-based, a lot more technical.

"I do love a good bit of sword fighting... The preparation for these fights was very, very difficult."

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

He added: "We were very tight on time. Because I'm doing all my own stunts, they can't shoot parallel. They can't have a stunt team shooting this and then me shooting an acting scene.

"It was very important to me that I was doing it all it because it was a character I worked very hard on developing... I didn't want anyone else to potentially get it wrong.

"That's the reason why I pushed so hard to be a part of this show... It would hurt my heart a lot to see someone get it wrong.

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"The preparation mostly came from an iPhone or a video which they sent me. I would try to learn the moves the night before... and then if that didn't work, because I was in bed, I would learn the fight moves on the day."

Well, you can now head over to Netflix and see what it is all about. All eight episodes in season one of The Witcher are available to stream now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]