The Hexer (TV series)

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Wiedźmin
Wiedzmin plakat.jpg
GenreFantasy, Action, Drama
Based onThe Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Written byMichał Szczerbic
Directed byMarek Brodzki
StarringMichał Żebrowski
Zbigniew Zamachowski
Maciej Kozłowski
Grażyna Wolszczak
ComposerGrzegorz Ciechowski
Country of originPoland
Original languagePolish
No. of series1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerMichał Szczerbic
ProducersLew Rywin
Paweł Poppe
Sławomir Rogowski
CinematographyBogdan Stachurski
Running time50 minutes
Production companyHeritage Films
Release
Original networkTelewizja Polska
Original release22 September (2002-09-22) –
15 December 2002 (2002-12-15)
Chronology
Related showsThe Hexer

Wiedźmin (The Hexer or The Witcher in English) is a Polish fantasy television series that aired in 2002.

The story is based on the stories of The Witcher fantasy series (The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny collections), by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Plot[edit]

The Hexer begins with the childhood of Geralt of Rivia (Zebrowski), who is a traveling monster hunter. Vesemir collected the child while invoking the Law of Surprise. The series then follows him train at Kaer Morhen, develop his abilities, and mutate.[1]

Reception[edit]

The series has been described as better than the movie which preceded it, but the poor critical and fan reception of the movie, which was described as a glorified, incoherent trailer for the TV show, was cited as one of the reasons for the series cancellation after 13 episodes.[2] Sapkowski has also criticized the television adaptation.[3][4]

Episodes[edit]

No.Polish titleEnglish translationSource stories
1"Dzieciństwo"
"Childhood"
2"Nauka"
"Training"
3"Człowiek – pierwsze spotkanie"
"Human – First Meeting"
Incorporates minor elements of "The Lesser Evil" and "The Sword of Destiny"
4"Smok"
"The Dragon"
"The Bounds of Reason"
5"Okruch lodu"
"A Shard of Ice"
"A Shard of Ice "
6"Calanthe"
"Calanthe"
"A Question of Price"
7"Dolina Kwiatów"
"Dol Blathanna"
"Eternal Flame", "The Edge of the World"
8"Rozdroże"
"Crossroads"
"The Witcher", "The Voice of Reason", "Something More"
9"Świątynia Melitele"
"The Temple of Melitele"
"The Voice of Reason"
10"Mniejsze zło"
"The Lesser Evil"
"The Lesser Evil"
11"Jaskier"
"Dandelion"
Elements of "The Lesser Evil", "A Shard of Ice " and "The Sword of Destiny"
12"Falwick"
"Falwick"
13"Ciri"
"Ciri"
Contains elements of "Something More"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macgregor, Jody (24 December 2019). "The serious comparison you've been waiting for: Netflix's Witcher vs the 2002 Polish TV show". PC Gamer. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Copeland, Wesley (4 September 2018). "There Was a Witcher Movie and Series in 2001". IGN. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (17 May 2017). "The Witcher TV Series Being Developed by Netflix". ScreenRant. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ Copeland, Wesley (5 September 2018). "There Was a Witcher Movie and Series in 2001". IGN. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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