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Monday, July 22, 2019

"The Buzz of San Diego and Beyond" The Witcher Owns Hall H

Now that Comic-Con 2019 is history (and what a wild ride it was), it's pretty clear that The Witcher was a big winner in Hall H:

The rookie show made its debut in Comic-Con's largest space — the 7,200-capacity Hall H that is typically reserved for the biggest of presentations — and faced high expectations coming in: Is this Netflix's Game of Thrones? The answer: Perhaps. With impressive production qualities and a bona fide movie star (Cavill) at the top of the call sheet, the first footage from the streamer's upcoming fantasy drama was the buzz of San Diego and beyond as it was trending worldwide on Twitter hours after its debut Friday afternoon. Promising "more monsters and more magic" than competing fantasy fare currently available on the small screen, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich tells THR that the show is also notable for the strength of its female leads, Anya Chalotra (as sorceress Yennefer) and Freya Allan (as naive young princess Ciri), promising "deeper, more fleshed out" versions of the characters than their novel or video game counterparts. "Everyone keeps asking if this is Netflix's answer to Game of Thrones, but I keep saying The Witcher is its own thing," Hissrich says.

We couldn't agree more with The Hollywood Reporter's vote of confidence for the Netflix series. 

If you haven't caught up on all the crazy excitement for The Witcher at Comic-Con, make sure you check our wrap from Thursday. We got a chance to talk to Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra and Lauren S. Hissrich in San Diego and we'll have those roundtable interviews later this week.

In the meantime, here are the interviews from other journalists who also chatted with different members of the cast and the show's executive producer.

Much more to come!


  1. I am seriously giddy with excitement for this show! Henry, Anya and Freya looks so amazing as their characters! It's going to be incredible!

  2. Definitivamente va hacer un gran éxito....un elenco increíble...especialmente nuestro Henry. .❤❤❤❤divino. ..un bello ser humano por dentro y por fuera...que Dios los bendiga siempre. ...😙😙😙😙..

    1. Translation for Unknown July 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM by Rebecca
      It will definitely be a huge success...an amazing cast...especially our Henry. Divine...a beautiful human being inside and out...may God bless you always.

  3. No hay manera de comparar Game of Thrones con esta serie tan espectacular y diferente como es The Witcher.
    Fabuloso trabajo.
    Estoy anonadada con este personaje que Henry caracteriza, me pone la piel de gallina.
    I love you Henry so much.

    1. Translation for Blanca July 23, 2019 at 3:51 PM by Rebecca
      There is no way to compare Game of Thrones with this series as spectacular and different as The Witcher is.
      Fabulous work.
      I'm stunned by this character that Henry portrays, it gives me goosebumps.
      I love you Henry so much.


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