Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Netflix confirms it has an "anime" Witcher movie in the works

The Witcher Netflix Geralt of Rivia played by Henry Cavill in Netflix’s The Witcher
Ismael Spencer | 23 January, 2020, 00:27

Netflix is singing its own praises about its new Henry Cavill-starring, Game Of Thrones-esque fantasy series The Witcher. Previously a view of a program "watched 70 percent of a single episode of a series" but that has changed to anyone who "chose to watch for at least two minutes".

Still, The Witcher was undoubtedly a hit, with or without the new metrics, as the company specifically stated that it was on the right track to be its biggest Season 1 series ever.

Fantasy fans flocked to Netflix's The Witcher when it dropped in December to watch Geralt (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan) cavort through their various timelines while Jaskier (Joey Batey)'s dulcet tones detailed their exploits.

The Witcher is based on a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski that were later converted into video games.

The album, simply called "The Witcher (Music from the Netflix Original Series)", was arranged for the series by Swiss-Italian composer Giona Ostinelli and Russian-born American producer Sonya Belousova. While the metrics it used to determine that have become a little controversial (2 minutes' viewing constitutes "watched"?), there's no denying it has hit the zeitgeist.

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Within the first four weeks, 76 million viewers watched The Witcher.

. And the third season of the royal drama The Crown - its first with its new cast - was seen by more than 21 million households (up 40 percent from season two).

Netflix is claiming The Witcher is the most-watched first season in its history. Special at around 15 minutes) to long movies (e.g.

According to Netflix, more people are searching for its show The Witcher more often than shows from its competitors. Over the three-year life of the series to date, the company says more than 73 million accounts worldwide have tuned in.

There's no word on if any characters from The Witcher's first season will appear in animated form nor if this film will pull in any additional characters from the books.

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