The Witcher Becomes One of Netflix’s Highest Rated Shows of All Time
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When Adrzej Sapkowski wrote the story for the Witcher, never in his wildest imaginations would he have guessed the level of fame his beloved story would get. After the award winning game series shot it to new heights of stardom, Netflix decided to adapt The Witcher for a new TV Series under their banner starring Henry Cavill as the eponymous mutant monster hunter. And after the series aired, the fans lost their mind. While the reactions to the series from the critics’ side were mixed, the actual fans were head over heels on it. And that has helped The Witcher garner amazing ratings, so much so that it has become one of Netflix’s greatest series on the basis of ratings alone.
When the show first aired on December 20, it had an IMDB rating of 8.9. That has since come down to an 8.8 rating, which is still good. Seldom does a series manage to keep its rating steady as time passes and The Witcher is no different. Even still, The Witcher is ahead of several acclaimed TV Shows of Netflix like Better Call Saul, Daredevil, and The Crown. Forbes reports that The Witcher now belongs to an elite class of some of the greatest Netflix Originals like House of Cards. It also possesses the same ratings as Narcos and Black Mirror. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a huge achievement.
No TV Series manages to defend its ratings to the point. The Witcher is poised to go down in terms of ratings. The decrease will be in the decimals but it will still be significant enough for it to drop down in terms of rankings. Henry Cavill can only carry the show forward on his shoulders for so long. The fact that Netflix was able to have the fortunate foresight of letting the show be renewed for a second season speaks volumes on The Witcher and the confidence Netflix has in it. Surely, with a second season, the torch can move forward instead of backwards.
As of now, Black Mirror, The Witcher, Narcos and House of Cards, all possess a rating of 8.8. The foreign language series Dark has a rating of 8.7. The Crown and Better call Saul have the same rating as Dark. Mindhunter and Bojack Horseman have an 8.6 rating. Daredevil is another Netflix Original that has a rating of 8.6, the same as Bojack Horseman and Mindhunter’s.
The Witcher was released on Netflix on the 20th of December this year. The official film synopsis for The Witcher reads:
“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.”
The Executive Producer of the Witcher, Tomek Baginski, shares just how amazing he felt Henry Cavill’s performance was as Geralt of Rivia, the titular Witcher character in the hit Netflix show. As a killer of monsters who supposedly has no soul or emotion in him, the character would have been tough to play on screen and not just anyone can do it. Tomek Baginski says and we quote:
It’s about Henry, and how he became Geralt, and how he embraced this character and he literally became this guy. He was walking around in the jacket to make it work, because the leather had to be worn out, and there is no other way than to just live in this wardrobe, in this cloth, to make it work. For many weeks he was sticking close to the set, so he can be closer to the Witcher world. He was there. He became this character. . . . You don’t have very often an actor who is so committed to the role, and this was beautiful. It was such a great, great thing to work with.