The Untold Truth Of Netflix's  The Witcher

The series is based on the novels, not the video games

The Witcher's creator was inspired by Dunkirk

Henry Cavill is a huge Witcher fan

207 other actors auditioned before Henry Cavill was cast

Season 1 was filmed all over Eastern Europe

Joey Batey played the lute for his audition

Vesemir's actor lived in the forest for many years

Andrzej Sapkowski has given his stamp of approval

The Witcher was the first major U.K. production shut down by COVID-19

Coronavirus restrictions limited filming to the U.K.

Basil Eidenbenz wasn't supposed to play Eskel

Henry Cavill added some dialogue without permission

The Netflix show caused sales of the video games to skyrocket