An upcoming Netflix TV Series is using many resources for creating hype before it goes live. One of the ways to create such hype is to compare it to an already big name. But it seems the author of the books that ‘The Witcher’ will be based on, went overconfident when he claimed the TV series could be bigger than GOT. Sadly, there is little possibility that it ever will.
The author of the books that Netflix’s upcoming ‘The Witcher’ is based on, claims it will be bigger than the extremely-famous eight-season TV series, GOT. Well, we might never know the answer unless we actually get to the day. Undoubtedly, it will be binged-watched thanks to its fantasy theme that is centered around magic and monsters. But will it ever be able to stamp a place in history?
Andrzej Sapkowski might have gone overboard when saying that ‘The Witcher’ can be bigger than GOT.
When the day comes, his words might fail him.
Can ‘The Witcher’ ever be bigger than GOT?
Loads of deep-meaning quotes whispered in serious unflinching tones. A young girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders (reminds one of Arya Stark). Lord-of-the-Rings like music that paces as the violence seeps in. A (reallyyy) handsome guy who is a ‘good guy’; but he and the other characters force the audience to believe that he is, instead, bad.
Low light shots. Red light shots. Blue light shots. Blood. Nudity. Sex Scenes. All this pretty much sums up what ‘The Witcher’ currently looks like. It seems no different than the other stories we have witnessed in recent years.
Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ seems no different than the other TV series of the same genre.
There is a very bleak possibility that Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ will be bigger than GOT. When Game of Thrones became a household name, it was because of its huge base of characters and an even larger base of nudity. No one had witnessed these two flavours in a single pot before — both the flavours concentrated and at their peak.
GOT vs ‘The Witcher’
While the GOT storyline was gripping thanks to sudden and unexpected deaths, it was every bit shocking with the quantity (and quality) of on-screen sex. George R. R. Martin (author of the books that GOT is inspired by) probably loved to surprise his readers, unlike Andrzej Sapkowski.
In an interview, 71-year-old Sapkowski said, “I appreciate the work of George R.R. Martin. I like his series but found his books have too many protagonists. Once I asked him: ‘But why do you kill all those characters?’. ‘Because I like it,’ he replied. I don’t think the readers feel the same way.”
With these lines, we might understand the author’s mind a bit. And we can be assured that there would not be many deaths in his story.
While that is a relief for sure, Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ sounds like just another fantasy story of the 20th century.
Andrzej Sapkowski is too overconfident with his work’s future success, it seems. His claim that ‘The Witcher’ might be bigger than GOT might backfire one day and ‘The Witcher’ will go down with it. But there is a bleak possibility for the TV series’ success when we put it in comparison with Game Of Thrones.
A Bleak Possibility of Success
Game of Thrones was undoubtedly a huge success. But the success blinded the makers who rushed the story into a hot mess towards the end. This, most probably, was the result of a missing storyline as Geroge R. R. Martin was yet to write the next books in his series.
With a missing storyline towards the end, the GOT TV series invited its own downfall. So, ‘The Witcher’ might just prove to be bigger than GOT if it has a strong storyline until the very end.