Culture news According to Game of Thrones’ Tormund, The Witcher surpasses two legendary fantasy sagas … combined
Season 2 of The Witcher is fast approaching and is about to be released on Netflix. For the occasion, we had the chance to speak with the team of the series. Today it’s Kristofer Hivju, one of the new actors, who compares The Witcher to the Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings sagas.
The Witcher vs The World of Fantasy
Anyone who is directly or indirectly interested in Heroic-Fantasy necessarily quotes The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones at one time or another. These two monuments of literature, then of pop-culture, today constitute the two extremes of an eminently rich and profound genre, which is constantly reinventing itself and broadening its horizons. For Kristofer Hivju, The Witcher is precisely a work that contributes to the richness of the genre by describing a world imbued with magic, which goes, according to the actor, beyond the bases laid down by his predecessors:
I grew up with The Lord of the Rings, and it opened up the world of fantasy to me. Then Game of Thrones came along and now The Witcher. I think The Witcher is even more fantastic than The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones combined because the magical elements are so much more present. There are many more and the rules of the universe are more open. In The Witcher, I feel like anything magical can happen. It’s interesting. They belong to the same genre, but they are still very different. – Kristofer Hivju (actor – Nivellen)
The actor’s point of view is quite interesting, especially since he knows what he’s talking about. He played for six seasons the character of Tormund, the savage and staunch ally of Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones series. This immersion in the heart of the series undoubtedly pushed him to immerse himself in Heroic-Fantasy, a protean genre in constant renewal.
You can find season 2 of The Witcher from the next 17 on Netflix.