Anya gives her honest opinion about how her life might change if The Witcher achieves the same level of success enjoyed by Game of Thrones!
From 2013 to 2019, there was no competing with Game of Thrones, every year the total number of viewers tuning in to watch the new season of Game of Thrones increased and there was nothing any show on earth could do about it. But ever since the series left HBO with the final six-episode season airing this year, there is a massive chasm of void where once was Game of Thrones.
Now, every channel and streaming site is trying to fill the void and present their content as the heir to the Throne. One of such show which is coming at an opportune time, to capitalize on the scorned fans of GOT and positioning themselves for years of success down the road is The Witcher which was probably pitched to the heads of Netflix as the next Game of Thrones.
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There’s one nice thing about a show reaching the heights of Game of Thrones, the actors and actress involved in the series reach unprecedented heights of fame which would’ve never been possible normally. Just see the actor Finn Jones who played a minor role in Game of Thrones, and he was able to parley the exposure from GOT to play the role of 'Iron Fist' in the Netflix show.
But on the other side of things Game of Thrones level of success also brings about a lot of scrutiny when it comes to the career outside of the show which made the actors famous. Anya Chalotra is not a household name; Henry was scrutinized to ad nauseam when he was hired to play the 'Superman' in the hotly debated 'Man of Steel' movie. So, he is familiar with the fan adoration and changes a huge IP does to the life of an actor. Anya though is a theatre actress and someone who only appeared in three TV shows before being hired to play the character of Yennefer.
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When asked about the life-changing aspect of such show, Anya was more than forthcoming and honest about the impact the series might bring to her life and her career. She is not someone who is scared of fame, but she is not actively seeking it, all she wants to do is do her character justice. The prospect of her life-changing is something which is more than scary for the actress, but she also said after talking with the fans, and after realizing why she is doing the thing she is doing, she is more at peace.
“That means my life would blow up as well, wouldn't it?” Anya asked herself as well as her interviewer from Comic Book. “Yeah. You know, I'm taking it a moment to moment, and this already has been very overwhelming. It's very scary. This today [press at San Diego Comic-Con] was scary. But then you meet the fans, and you realize why you're doing it, and suddenly you go 'ah, they're on your side.'”
Watch: The trailer for The Witcher coming to Netflix this fall
Game of Thrones is a massive shoe to fill, and after the way, the series ended more and more fans and weary of jumping into a TV show and trusting people to deliver on the promise of a good story. Whether the series delivers on the promise of a great story and a worthy successor to Game of Thrones is to be seen, but going by the series' trailer, it seems the show is headed in the right direction, and Anya should be ready to become a hot topic in few months’ time.
The Witcher is coming to Netflix in the fall of 2019 with the streaming giant rumored to be eyeing an October release date, right before the launch of Disney Plus which is currently set to go live on 12 November 2019.