Advertisements Eight episode series based on the books and short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. My introduction to The Witcher characters is through the video games, although I have read some of the book highlights via Wikipedia and Fandom wiki. A lot of reviews tend to mention Game of Thrones when talking about the series. Get that out of your head right now. Although both are set in a fantasy land with lots of English accents, that's as far as the similarity goes. The show focuses on three characters; Geralt of Rivia, a mutated "monster hunter for hire" known as a "witcher". Portrayed by English actor Henry "Man of Steel" Cavill. Yennefer of Vengerberg, a powerful sorceress who had a really crappy upbringing. Portrayed by English actress Anya Chalotra. Ciri, "The Lion Cub of Cintra", a young princess of a conquered kingdom who unbeknownst to her, carries the power of "Elder Blood", and is destined to meet Geralt. Portrayed by English actress Freya Allen. The interesting thing about the series is that the primary characters each have their own timeline. The show doesn't hold your hand in this regard, so it may be confusing for some. Using Geralt's storyline as the reference point, Yennefer's story begins roughly 30 years prior, while Ciri's is set 15 or so years later. Witchers and sorcerers/sorceresses do not age like regular folk, so keep that in mind. Many things happen through the decades portrayed in the show, and their paths eventually converge. This is all I have time to type right now. If others wish to begin discussing the episodes, be my guest!