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The Witcher

Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Eamon Farren, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Royce Pierreson, Mimî M. Khayisa, Wilson Mbomio, Anna Shaffer, Mahesh Jadu, Tom Canton, Mecia Simson, Kim Bodnia, and more

There’s probably not a fan of fantasy around that hasn’t already watched The Witcher — perhaps even multiple times over.

The fantasy action-adventure series is based on a series of novels, which also spawned comic books and video games. Henry Cavill stars in the fan-favorite series Geralt of Rivia, and he’s worth watching alone. However, The Witcher also has an incredible ensemble that includes Freya Allan as Ciri and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg.

The Witcher season 2 premiered in December 2021, two years after the series premiered in December 2019. But that time away proved beneficial as it was one of the top new release Netflix shows of the year, as well as of all time along with Bridgerton and Squid Game.

Because of its success, The Witcher received an animated origin film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf and a prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, which premiered on Christmas Day 2022. The Witcher season 3 is coming to Netflix soon!

Unfortunately, it will be the third season will be Cavill’s last as Geralt. Liam Hemsworth will replace Cavill in future seasons of the Netflix show. The Witcher season 4 has already been announced.

– Written by Bryce Olin