Netflix’s upcoming Witcher series is more of a horror series and is "taking the fantasy out".
In an interview with SFX Magazine - via GamesRadar - Julian Parry the visual effect’s supervisor for the new show claimed the show is more of “a grounded horror” than a fantasy series.
“I definitely think it leans more towards horror,” said Parry.
“We’re definitely taking the fantasy out. I can honestly say we’re not fantastical. I mean, it’s fantastical but in a grounded horror sense.
“For example, with Striga [a woman cursed to live as a monster], that’s one gnarly-looking thing. That’s very unpleasant!”
Long-standing fans of not only the games but the books by Andrzej sapkowski, may feel a bit uneasy with the horror given they are used to a fantasy setting.
The Witcher series is being launched on streaming platform Netflix on December 20th, as revealed in the recently released trailer. Our first look at the show was in a video back in July.
Hissrich has discussed the show’s rating in the past, informing fans that it is intended for mature audiences. The revelation of it leaning more towards horror supports the adult rating.
It was revealed in September 2018 that Henry Cavill - known for portraying Superman in recent DC movies - will take on the role of the Witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia.