On Netflix this Friday, one of the year’s most anticipated series, The Witcher, finally arrives. Let’s take a closer look at its setting: The Continent.
One of the most ambitious Netflix Originals to date, The Witcher is based on a best-selling series of fantasy books by Andrzej Sapkowski. Set in the world of The Continent, it’s the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter who finds humans far more dangerous than any other creatures that cross his path. Destiny connects Geralt with a powerful sorceress, Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and a young princess, Ciri (Freya Allan); together, they must learn to navigate an increasingly dangerous world.
The Continent is a fascinating setting that will draw viewers right in. Created by a cataclysm called The Conjunction of the Spheres about 1500 years before the events of this story, the Continent was once occupied by the Elder Races — Elves, Dwarves, and Gnomes — but it later becomes overrun by monsters and then colonized by humans. The Continent’s world was brought to life at several studios in Budapest and more than 100 exterior locations in Spain’s Canary Islands, Austria, and Poland.
If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, or missing Game of Thrones following its finale earlier this year, The Witcher could be your next obsession.
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Want to learn a bit more about The Witcher’s three main characters before Friday? Head over to last week’s post.
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