Henry Cavill as the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia.
Image: Netflix

Two writers, two mediums. Only one Geralt of Rivia.

In a cute interview video, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner on The Witcher, interviews the author of the books the series is based on, Andrzej Sapkowski, soliciting his thoughts on the origins of his book series, which he describes as a great mystery of his life, and on Netflix’s adaptation work. It’s a warm, nice conversation, and Sapkowski seems to be in incredibly good humor about his work being adapted in this way. Of course, he’s no stranger to adaptation, what with there being three Witcher video games and all that.

The Q&A is interspersed with some nice images of Sapkowski visiting the set during the filming of one of his short stories, and includes such sights as a sign for something called an “Armory Truck,” which I am just all about. All in all, Sapkowski seems pretty pleased about The Witcher, and Hissrich seems happy that the author is happy. It’s a nice, if not exactly revealing, watch.

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The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt, hits Netflix December 20th.


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