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Screener Squad: The Witcher (Season 1)

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The Witcher Season 1 Review


Netflix is attempting to fill that Game of Thrones sized hole in your heart with their new series The Witcher. Adapted from the acclaimed Polish novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, which were also the basis for the acclaimed video game trilogy, the story primarily follows our monster hunting protagonist Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Though society shuns him for his mutations, he still performs his duties as one of the last Witchers in the Continent to protect innocent civilians. However, two new people are about to change his life forever. One is Yennifer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), a deformed woman who discovers incredible magical powers that lead her to the Continent’s mage academy. The other is Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan), who discovers her own magic abilities while fleeing to find Geralt after a rival nation invades her homeland. Why is destiny bringing these three together? Justin, Ben, and Daniel ‘Dogget’ are not exactly sure yet, but they are sure that they have a lot of good things to say about this flawed but compelling new series.


DIRECTED BY: Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, Charlotte Brandstrom, Marc Jobst

STARRING: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Royce Pierreson, Eamon Farren. Mimi Ndwiweni, Wilso Radjou-Pujalte, Anna Shaffer, Mahesh Jadu, Lars Mikkelsen, Jodhi May, Adam Levy, Bjorn Hiynur Haraldsson, Emma Appleton, Maciej Musial, Tobi Bamtefa, Therica Wilson-Read, Shaun Dooley, Terence Maynard, Judit Fekete, Jossette Simon, Nora Trokan, Anna-Louise Plowman

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