Before Superman‘s Henry Cavill was cast as Geralt, before The Witcher was a Netflix adaption, and even before a trilogy of successful video games took over the world, the franchise was conceived by one Polish businessman writing a short story. This was over thirty years ago, in 1986.
Since then, the series written by Andrzej Sapkowski has never stopped growing. In a new behind-the-scenes video with showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, the two discuss adapting the story. As well, we get an exciting look at the show’s sets in Budapest.
There are a couple of cool new things in this video. You may notice costume designer Tim Aslam presenting the design of the costume of Filavandrel, King of the Elves, as well as Sapkowski playing with the show’s props.
Speaking of Sapkowski, Netflix released another video as part of the series promotion. This one has star Henry Cavill reading the first chapter in the Sapkowski’s short story collection, The Last Wish. This chapter belongs to a short story titled The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia’s debut.
If you’re wondering when Netflix will release an entire audiobook voiced by Cavill, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the show’s first season is launching next Friday, and its liable so sate our thirsts (at least for a little while).