SPOILERS The Witcher, Netflix Pilot: The Butcher of Blavikin #TheWitcher

You will get the plot spoilers for the pilot of the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. The pilot (season 1, episode 1) is about how Geralt of Rivia got the title “The Butcher of Blaviken”.

It is based on the short story “The Lesser Evil” by Andrzej Sapkowski in his short story collection THE LAST WISH. An adaptation of this story is in the Witcher 1 expansion quest by CD Projekt Red “The Price of Neutrality”. The story features the Witcher played by Henry Cavill killing a giant crockidile/spider (a kikimora). He meets a damsel killing wizard Stregobor and the outlaw Princess Renfri. Both want the Witcher to kill the other. Renfri’s backstory is a twisted version of the Snow White fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and popularized by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. There is no fairy tale ending in this action packed morality play. Was Renfri under the Curse of the Black Sun? Was she the victim of an evil stepmother in a political coup? What is the Tridam Ultimatum and why can’t Geralt remain neutral?

Unlocking the secrets in interviews, the cast list, interviews and the 2019 Comic-Con San Diego Teaser we have a good idea that at least five short stories will be featured. They are from the short story collections

See the Witcher | Official Teaser | Netflix

THE LAST WISH and SWORD OF DESTINY. From THE LAST WISH:

“The witcher”

“A question of price”

“The last wish”

and from SWORD OF DESTINY:

“Sword of destiny”

“Something more”

The press release from Neflix PR is below and read in the video:

“Netflix today [July 1, 2019] launched official social handles for highly anticipated new series The Witcher, along with first looks at the three lead characters; Geralt (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), and Ciri (Freya Allan). Fans can follow official show news on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Along with first look imagery of cast, fans were shown the first look at the series logo along with the teaser poster.

The series is headed to San Diego Comic Con with a panel at 2:15 PM on July 19 in Hall H. Moderated by accomplished actress and host and beloved sci-fi fan Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community,” “Mom”), the panel will include cast members Cavill, Chalotra, and Allan alongside showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. NX, the @netflix space for everything super, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, anime, and beyond will be the place for fans to track all news on the series out of the convention on @NXonNetflix Twitter and Instagram handles.

Logline: Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, 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 of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside other main cast members, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri. Other previously announced cast include Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.”

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(c) Linus Wilson, 2019

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