Chain MagicianLaunched in 2019 Netflix, is one of the great successes of the platform. Season 2 was released in December 2021 and fans are eagerly waiting for the next one.
Some of the curiosities of the plot are that the series originated gives fantasy franchise that emerged from stories in Poland during the 1980s Andrzej Sapkowski.
but it was in 2007 Magician When game studio CD Projekt Red adapted the work into a PC RPG, it became better known in the gaming universe, becoming a cult classic.
The games were so successful that they won awards, killers of kings(2012) and wild hunting(2015), winning Game of the Year with over 40 million copies sold.
On TV, the series was developed by lauren schmidt hissrich and spins Geralt of Riviastarring british actor Henry Cavill (Superman), except yenefer (Anya Chalotra) and Syria (Freya Allen) in the main cast.
“Geralt the mutant of Rivia is a monster hunter who struggles to find his place in a world where people are often more vicious than wild creatures,” the official synopsis states.
Check out 4 facts to get to know The Witcher better
1- The Witcher is not based on games or books?
Even with the success of the award-winning games that preceded the series, production was not as focused on the game as many fans thought.
The Witcher is based on the stories by Andrzej Sapkowski which gave rise to the story of the witch. Another inspiration for the production, revealed by showrunner Lauren, is that it was based on the film. Christopher Nola, Dunkirk.
2- How was the choice and Henry Cavill for the lead role?
Nothing better than a fan to play Geralt. Yes, the 39-year-old actor is a huge fan of The Witcher and has been playing the game for quite some time now.
“Sports is my passion. I hope someday they turn this story into a series or a movie.”
And as soon as Cavill learned that Netflix was going to produce the series, he soon called his agent, showing interest in the role. He had to clear around 200 challenging tests that the role required and managed to get ahead of the other candidates.
3- Where was the first and second season filmed?
One of the highlights of the series is the beautifully epic set, which blends real locations with CGI editing. Most of the filming took place in Eastern European countries.
The first season was filmed in Australia, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Season 2 featured beautiful places in England such as the ruins in the north of England known as Fountain Abbey and other places in the UK.
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