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Visual Effects Supervisor on Netflix's Witcher adaptation says they're 'taking the fantasy out' and 'leaning more towards horror'

This might make fans upset...

There have been a ton of interviews about Netflix's Witcher series that have lead to smiles and excitement. I think today might be the first time we've seen a tidbit that might make fans a tad upset. In an interview with SFX, Julian Parry, the show’s visual effects supervisor, talked a bit about his team's approach to bringing the series to TV audiences.

“I definitely think it leans more towards horror. We’re definitely taking the fantasy out. I can honestly say we’re not fantastical. I mean, it’s fantastical but in a grounded horror sense. For example, with Striga [a woman cursed to live as a monster], that’s one gnarly-looking thing. That’s very unpleasant!”

I think most would say that the fantasy element is extremely important to the Witcher series, so I can see how this statement would rub people the wrong way. That said, let's hope Parry's comments are focused solely on the visuals, and not the show overall.

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Cavill is looking a bit Tommy Wiseau there...

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