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Surprise, A Witcher Anime Film Is On The Way At Netflix

Surprise, A Witcher Anime Film Is On The Way At Netflix

Netflix has been singing the praises of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher, including claiming (based on some questionable data) that it’s the most successful series in the history of the streaming platform. Season two is on track for a 2021 release but fans may not have to wait that long to…

The Witcher’s Timeline Won’t Be So Confusing In Season 2

The Witcher’s Timeline Won’t Be So Confusing In Season 2

There’s a lot to like about The Witcher’s first season. Kickass magic! Henry Cavill in a bathtub! That banger of a song! Henry Cavill, in a bathtub! Cool fight scenes! Henry Cavill! In a bathtub! But one repeated source of confusion for some fans was how the series played with…

What The Witcher Gets Wrong (and Right) About Disability Narratives

What The Witcher Gets Wrong (and Right) About Disability Narratives

The world of fantasy has been one of the few genres to regularly include disabled characters, though this inclusion has always come with the concept of disfigurement and grotesquerie. One of the most famous disabled fantasy characters, George R.R. Martin’s Tyrion Lannister, is described in the first volume of the…