The Witcher Author Throws Shade at HBO's Game of Thrones

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It's no secret that The Witcher has been constantly compared by fans to Game of Thrones and some believe that the Netflix series is a lot better than the HBO show. However, author Andrzej Sapkowski believes that the Henry Cavill series doesn't deserve the comparison because it's a lot different than Game of Thrones for one very particular reason.

Sapkowski has been involved in the making of The Witcher series and he isn't shy about singing the show praises. The author, who was previously asked about the Game of Thrones comparison at a Warsaw Comic-Con back in 2018, claims he made sure that the series based on his works won't have any random cameos (via Gamerant).

"I believe that my job as a creative consultant for this series is to make sure that at NO point in the show [will] Ed Sheeran sing. And that I will make sure doesn't happen. I will make sure," Sapkowski said.


Ouch, that's got to hurt. In the seventh season of Game of Thrones, Sheeran showed up as a Lannister soldier who encounters Arya Stark as she is on her way back to Winterfell. The cameo was viewed by most people as out-of-place fan service and is believed to be one of the show's lower points.

There is little doubt that The Witcher is a lot different from Game of Thrones although both are fantasy shows based on books. One thing that fans can expect is that Sapkowski is already done with the books so the writers won't have to make things up as they go along.

The first full season of The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix.

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