The Witcher is a live-action drama based on the eight-book fantasy series of the same title by Andrzej Sapkowski. The first season is largely based on the first two books: Sword of Destiny (1992) and The Last Wish (1993).
Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is a mutant monster hunter — a supernatural being of sorts — belonging to a rare breed called the Witchers. He has just reached a pseudo-medieval town called Blaviken, which falls under the declining kingdom of Cintra.
The region is being threatened by the warring kingdom of Nilfgaard that has dispatched a sizeable army to capture Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan).
As Geralt treads upon his destined path of protecting Cirilla, he comes across humans more wicked than the monsters, and a potential love interest in a sorceress.
The Witcher Season 1 Web Series Cast, Episodes, Release Date, Trailer and Ratings
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