When I first watched the show version of The Witcher on Netflix the first season was difficult to follow as far as a storyline. Still it was an amazing show with near perfect casting, great acting, and the gritty feel of the video games. I can imagine no other actor than Henry Cavill as Geralt to which the author, Andrzej Sapkowski, agrees.
“I was more than happy with Henry Cavill’s appearance as The Witcher.” The novelist added, “He’s a real professional. Just as Viggo Mortensen gave his face to Aragorn [in The Lord of the Rings], so Henry gave his to Geralt — and it shall be forever so.”
Having read the first book, The Last Wish, I realized how faithful the show's first season was. Reading the book helped me better understand the narrative arc and what it was trying to convey. Which then helps set up the story in season 2 and now I'm hooked even more into the world. I am not sure I will read much more of the series, but man I can't wait for season 3 of the show and hopeful for many seasons beyond.
It's fun getting to see properties like this take off and have success in the main entertainment areas I have interest in. I hope The Witcher sets a blue print for others to follow.