The Witcher Netflix Series Releases the First Episode of Its Official Podcast

The first episode of the official podcast for Netflix's The Witcher series shines more light on its iconic protagonist, Geralt of Rivia.

While it only released just a few weeks ago, Netflix’s The Witcher has already seemed to be a rousing success not only for the streaming service, but for fans of the beloved fantasy series (whether of the books or the acclaimed games by CD Projekt Red).  The first season of The Witcher already propelled the series to be one of Netflix’s most popular releases of 2019, and with the passionate fanbase that the series has already drawn, those looking for more insight into the show’s creation can now look to its official podcast for more.

As previously announced, The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich shared that the first episode of the show’s companion podcast has gone live to give listeners a deeper look into the production and behind-the-scenes info on the show. Released through Netflix’s Behind-the-Scenes podcast series, the first episode specifically gives us more insight into how the show approached bringing its the series’ iconic protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, to life on the small screen.

Given that actor Henry Cavill himself was a huge fan of the series and personally wanted to play the role of Geralt, it’s surely a fascinating story to see how everyone’s favorite monster hunter for hire was brought to life by the show’s production team, as the first episode of the podcast details. Of course, if you want to know more about the show itself, you can stay tuned for more episodes of the show coming in the future. Additionally, the director of the Season 1 finale took to Reddit to answer fan questions in an AMA, and the beginning of production on the series’ second season already seems to be underway. You can also check out a handy new interactive map released by Netflix for fans to (literally) dig deeper into the world of The Witcher.

Outside of the show’s success, The Witcher has also seemingly inspired many to jump back into the series through CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In just the last few weeks, the game saw its highest concurrent player count ever on Steam at over 100,000 players, which can obviously be tied to inspiration from the show. I myself have been hankering to jump back into the game after watching the first season of the show, and it seems like I’m not the only one that got that same sense of inspiration from it.

The Witcher is now available to stream on Netflix, with a second season of the show confirmed and expected to arrive sometime in 2021. For a closer look at the show, you can read our full review of the series’ first season and listen to the first episode of its official podcast below:

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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