The Fangirlish Guide to ‘The Witcher’

I don’t know if any of you have heard, but a new show is about to premiere on Netflix called The Witcher. Considering it’s based on a series of books and a video game some people know all about the series, and yet it feels like others know very little. Fangirlish is here to help give you the knowledge of what’s coming before you hit the play button.

You know, as well as maybe some reasons why you should.


The Witcher is based upon a best selling series written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. A video game series has also been released, and has sold over 30 million copies. Below is the official synopsis released from Netflix. It will premiere December 20th on the streaming giant.

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. 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.


Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) leads the cast playing Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) will be playing the role of the sorceress Yennefer.  Ciri will be played by Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands).

Other cast members include MyAnna Buring as Tissaia (Ripper Street, Kill List), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as the Princess Renfri.

Characters of Cintra will include Jodhi May as Queen Clanathe (Game of Thrones, Genius), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as the knight East and Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as druid Mousesack.

The Showrunner and Executive Producer is Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy). 





For those of you are excited about season one, you don’t have to be afraid of any cancellations.  Netflix has already greenlit The Witcher for a second season.  I think that shows the confidence that they have behind this series.  From what I have been exposed to so far, it’s going to be excellent.

Keep your eyes open for our coverage of the The Witcher. 

The Witcher premieres December 20th on Netflix.

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