The Last of Us is, without a doubt, already an immense success on HBO’s streaming platform. Not only has it reached 4.7 million viewership upon its premiere night, but the viewership for The Last of Us Episode 2 brought in 5.7 million across the platform and linear telecasts in the US. The Witcher fans have become somewhat envious following Netflix’s adaptation of their show.
It’s a miracle that Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin were able to collaborate in adapting the TV series of the Naughty Dog video game. Not only has its massive success on HBO been given high praises and “likely” a Season 2 renewal, but they have also gained grateful fans who enjoyed the adaptation above all. The Witcher fans have begun to notice the difference, and have been dropping some thoughts on Twitter. Check out some of the fan reactions below:
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The Witcher has faced overwhelming backlash from both fans of the novels, and even their own star Henry Cavill. The former Man of Steel actor may have left for a different reason, but Cavill once shared he has had creative differences with the showrunners. Being an avid video game player himself, the actor had always expressed his advocacy when it comes to adapting games properly.
Not only is Netflix losing The Witcher fans’ interest, but they had even plummeted once Cavill announced he was leaving the series after Season 3. Cavill is then set to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia.
However, following the fan backlash, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich did attempt to reassure fans by saying that the upcoming season will stick closer to the novel, Time of Contempt: “Obviously, we can’t do every page, but Time of Contempt gave us so many big action events, plot points, defining character moments, huge reveals of a big bad. There’s so much to do that we were able to stick really, really closely with the books.”
The Last of Us Episodes 1 and 2 are available to stream on HBO Max, with The Last of Us Episode 3 coming this Sunday, January 29th. Meanwhile, The Witcher Season 1 and Season 2 are still available to stream on Netflix.
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