Netflix's The Witcher drops in December and the first reactions are seriously good 8 months ago

Netflix's The Witcher drops in December and the first reactions are seriously good

Netflix's The Witcher drops in December and the full-on fantasy is gearing up to prove one of the month's best launches.

There are a few weeks to go until the new series arrives on Netflix but if the first reactions are anything to go by, you'll want to make time for it during the Christmas break.

Henry Cavill takes centre stage as Geralt Riviera, a monster hunter or "witcher", with the fight scenes getting major praise from early reviewers.

As a child, Geralt was bestowed with supernatural powers enabling him to fight "monsters" and the series sees him join forces with a princess and a sorcerer in a world known as The Continent.

"Geralt struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts" - it sounds completely bizarre, utterly bonkers and more than likely, a series we'll be completely hooked on.

The show is based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and although full reviews are embargoed until the show is released on December 20, critics have been sharing a couple of snippets on Twitter.

Some have even compared the battle scenes to Game of Thrones and say that The Witcher comes out on top, a controversial statement for GOT's many fans.

Critics are all suitably impressed thus far, as you'll see below and we look forward to finding out more when it drops on the streaming site later this month.

Yet another must-watch to add to the ever-growing Netflix list.