Watching the screeners for @witchernetflix. I'll admit, as a huge fan of the books, I was a little worried, but @LHissrich has done a masterful job telling this story. It also helps that the cast is amazing! And Henry Cavill, just … wow. #TheWitcher pic.twitter.com/xdFnYtRN4j
— Will Franklin (@SeeWillTweet) November 23, 2019
Critics and influencers have shared their first impressions of Netflix’s The Witcher series, which is set to debut in December.
Collated by a Reddit user, the impressions so far are overwhelming positive, with those shown early screenings singling out the show’s casting and action scenes for particular praise.
YouTuber Garrick wrote: “The fight choreography is insane. First fight Geralt gets into is beautifully savage. The blend of swordplay and Geralt’s signs is perfection.”
The Witcher podcast added: “It keeps getting better and better with each episode. Anya as Yen and especially MyAnna Buring as Tissaia stand out. I have some issues, but overall it’s been fantastic.”
You can see more impressions via the embedded tweets below:
Netflix recently confirmed a December 20 launch date for The Witcher’s first season, which will consist of eight episodes.
At the same time, it released a new trailer for the adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, offering a look at monster hunter Geralt (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Cholatra) and princess Ciri (Freya Allan) in action.
Consisting of eight episodes, the second season will begin production in London early in 2020, ahead of a planned debut in 2021.