The Witcher has finally arrived on Netflix, as Henry Cavill brings the White Wolf fans of the video game have come to love to life.
What about those that are jumping into the series for the first time, though? Don’t worry, as we’ve got all the information you’re ever going to need to prep for jumping right into the series below.
It Isn’t Based on the Game
Yet, while there will certainly be aspects that gamers will love, the actual events of the show will be based on the novels – which actually served as the inspiration for the games.
Created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski back in the early 90s, the Witcher novels start off telling short stories of Geralt’s life as a Witcher, killing monsters and turning them in for coin. As the novels continued, an over-arching plot surrounding true love’s wish, a child of destiny, and many more begin to unfold.
Those plots, as well as the stories of Geralt’s professional monster-hunting adventures, will be the basis for the Netflix show.