The production of the second season of The Witcher has taken longer than both the producers and fans hoped it would. Everyone expects the hit show to hit the screens before 2022 though, but until it does, fans will have to be patient before they realize what happened to Yennefer and Geralt of Rivia. Honestly speaking, there aren’t that many options for fans because not many actors can match Henry Cavil’s magic and the quality of acting and directing invested in The Witcher. It is a huge industry though, so if The Witcher was your favourite show, there are still other great shows you could binge on and feel close to Geralt of Rivia. Here is a look at the best 10 options to choose from.
The tales of Arthur pendragon have endless versions both in Myths and on TV but Cursed put a whole new perspective to the story. It is not every day that you hear about Pendragonian politics from the lips of a woman, leave alone the lady of the lake and daughter or Merlin herself. Cursed, follows the journey of Nimue, a Fey who has been chosen to become the new Summoner and lady of the lake to give The Sword Of The First Kings to Merlin the great Sorcerer. Nimue is forced to fight many enemies, both physical and magical as she journeys alongside Arthur Pendragon himself. After losing everything and having to forge her own way in a harsh world, she survives by fighting and negotiating just like Yennefer and Geralt of Rivia.
The Letter For The King
How does a novice knight whose stepfather had to bribe for him to pass his second day of training deliver a letter to a King that lives across the mountains? Well, that is the situation poor Tiuri finds himself in just days after being lined up to try and become a knight. The poor failed knight faces huge threats including the greatest witches of all who can twist the elements against his favour to an army of Red Riders who doesn’t want him to accomplish his mission. He has powers of his own too, but he just doesn’t know how to use and control them that well. So, does he get the letter to the king? Once you watch, you will realize that his journey is no different from that of Geralt of Rivia, only that he has to deal with tougher cliffs and lots of snow.
The producers of this fantasy drama failed to land a network that would fund its third season but the first two seasons were epic. The 20 episodes follow the adventures of four people who have to save their respective kingdoms from invasion by demons who were banished into The Forbidding after the previous world was destroyed. You will also meet strange creatures such as the elves in the show and also witness the display of different types of power used to save the world. Betrayal and love are also part of this epic drama whose 20 episodes have so much in common with The Witcher.
The New Legends Of Monkey
So, the world is finally overrun but demons that torture humans and the only way to save the world is by finding a bunch of scrolls that have unlimited wisdom. However, these scrolls were stolen by Monkey who has been imprisoned for over 500 years under a mountain. A scholar’s daughter and a monk are now the only people who can save the world although they need the help of gods who are also on Earth and a bunch of good-hearted people they meet every now and then to put together the knowledge needed to bring sanity back to the broken world. This should sound familiar to any The Witcher fan, right?
Of course, whenever you hear Helsing, you know Vampires are about to die but Van Helsing takes that to a whole new level. Venessa Van Helsing is a descendant of the Vampire Hunter Abraham Van Helsing. She happens to be in a coma as a caldera erupts releasing ash all over the Earth and blocking the sun’s rays allowing Vampires to overrun the Earth. She wakes up and discovers that she is the last hope for humanity. Now, teaming up with her friends and a former US marine, the team goes on a vampire killing mission. The truth is further from what they thought as they discover that humans are also involved in helping the Vamps take over the world. The fifth season’s release was delayed because of the pandemic but now the hunt for vampires is underway and Venessa is saving the world again.
Does the fantasy world of magic you read of in your childhood book actually exist? Well, as Quentin Coldwater discovers after enrolling to study magic at the Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, that world actually exists and the evils from there have the power to wipe out our world as we know it. His childhood friend who couldn’t get direct admission to the university also managed to get her magic through other ways, but as it turns out, not all magic is good. So, does he save our world from the murky evils of the Magic world?
Troy: Fall Of A City
Here, there are no monsters, just Greek mythology gods and how they toy around with the fate of a city and its people. The city at stake is Troy and the people in love are Paris and Helen just like you read in the mythological stories from the City of Troy in the 13th century BC. The BBC series follows the entire siege of Troy showing how the allegiance of reasonable Greek soldiers including Odysseus is tempted while the besieged trojans try everything possible to get some food past the blockade. Poor Paris and Helen realize that it takes more than just love to be together and actions have consequences but as you discover in the end, it is the gods who have the final say.
Shadow And Bone
So, Ravka is the nation at stake here. Its population is mostly made of the Grisha, a group of gifted people who can perform small science, meaning move the elements such as water, wind, metal and even people’s bodies. However, a group of people powerful enough to move light have been wiped out and only one of them named Alina Starkov still exists. They need her to destroy the Shadow Fold, a region of total darkness from where witches and other dangerous forces live. Upon her discovery, Starkov becomes the most wanted person in the world with most of the world trying to kill her. So, how does she survive and bring the light? The five seasons of the show will tell you how.
Into The Badlands
500 years after the apocalypse, civilizations have collapsed and the only reasonable settlements exist between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains. These civilizations are controlled by barons whose survival depends on having good fighters called clippers. The best of clippers are people with great powers believed to have originated from the city of Azra beyond the Badlands and only a few people control it. The show follows a clipper named Sunny and a boy named M.K both of whom have these powers. Their journey through cults and oppressive barons in a world where love is forbidden is one of the greatest adventures you will ever see on the screen after watching The Witcher.
The Blackbloods are a special group of gifted people who get wiped out by a bunch of Mercenaries paid off by a dictator. Talon is the survivor of that massacre and now she is tasked with going to the edge of the civilized world where the outpost is located. There, she must avenge her family and also save the world from the dictator that kills people and tears families apart. She also has powers that she doesn’t know how to control yet. Her journey of revenge is not exactly similar to that of Geralt of Rivia but their missions are very closely linked.