The Witcher is Netflix’s high-fantasy response to Game of Thrones. An actor from the show said something about the comparison of the two shows. He doesn’t think that The Witcher is similar to HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
Actor Royce Pierreson believes that watchers should give the Netflix series a shot before connecting it with Game of Thrones. He will cast as the sorcerer Istredd in the show.
When talking with Digital Spy, the actor explains that The Witcher stands apart from Game of Thrones in various ways.
He said, “The Witcher is set in its own world and there are always going to be genre comparisons, but I think The Witcher has its own proper characters and their own struggles. And I think that’s what people will see and really connect with. It’s a huge scale project – it’s very intimate in terms of the character studies, which is what I love. When it comes to taking a role, that’s the most important thing.”
Due to The Witcher’s sci-fi/fantasy characteristics, when the first look from The Witcher was issued, Henry Cavill’s character was massively analyzed to Lord of the Rings’ Legolas (Orlando Bloom). Cavill was donning the identical silver/white tendrils and hairstyles.
The Witcher tracks the story of Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who crosses paths with a sorceress and a princess.
The 3 characters help facilitate each other through the dangerous circumstances and struggle with finding their purpose within the wide land. Royce Pierreson’s Istredd is a sorcerer who’s heavily interested in archaeology and has a history with the sorceress, Yennefer (Anya Chalotra).
The Netflix show, based on the fantasy books by Andrzej Sapkowsk that were later adapted into a bestselling video game series, will consist of eight episodes.