In a recent tweet, Haily Hall, a writer for Netflix's upcoming fantasy series The Witcher, expressed her excitement for the completion of the writing stage of her first episode of a television series.
In what is obviously a joke (we think), Hall claimed "there will be demon deer and an evil palace goose and a country western ballad." It may have just been a joke aimed at those who have expressed irrational fears that the writers would spill their own views and fantasies on the series but many fans are taking it as a hint of which monsters they can expect from the series.
The world created by Andrzej Sapkowski is full of many different monsters, some born from nightmares, some inspired by classic fairytales and others drawing from classic fantasy. Here, we take a look the monsters fans wish to see adapted from Sapkowski's novels, The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny, on which the first season of the Netflix series is likely to be based. Each one plays a role of some importance in the story of Geralt of Rivia, either because it changed him or helped to define who he is and what he does.
Since showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has stated in the past that the series will also adapt elements of the popular video games, we'll also be throwing in a couple of the popular creatures from the series as well. So let's take a look at the nightmares Geralt of Rivia might encounter in the upcoming series. For those who are just getting into these novels, be warned, this article contains spoilers.