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The Witcher is most streamed Netflix series in the UK of 2019 just one week after release as the The Crown misses top 10

There’s a lot of love for The Witcher in the UK (Picture: REX)
The Witcher has been named as the most streamed Netflix series in the UK this year, just a week after it was released.

The fantasy series, starring Henry Cavill, has had fans binge watching in their droves following its launch on 20 December.

It is followed by Ricky Gervais’ comedy drama After Life, and sci-fi series Stranger Things, which aired back in the summer.

Sex Education, The Umbrella Academy, You and Top Boy are also among the most popular Netflix series releases of 2019.

Not on the shortlist is The Crown, starring Olivia Coleman as the current Queen Elizabeth. It returned for series three earlier this year with a brand new cast as Coleman took over the role from Claire Foy.

Based on the game of the same name, The Witcher follows the adventures of lonesome monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, played by the Man Of Steel star.

Witchers are supernatural monster slayers who have gone through a series of grueling ritua..

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Henry Cavill in The Witcher
There’s a lot of love for The Witcher in the UK (Picture: REX)

The Witcher has been named as the most streamed Netflix series in the UK this year, just a week after it was released.

The fantasy series, starring Henry Cavill, has had fans binge watching in their droves following its launch on 20 December.

It is followed by Ricky Gervais’ comedy drama After Life, and sci-fi series Stranger Things, which aired back in the summer.


Sex Education, The Umbrella Academy, You and Top Boy are also among the most popular Netflix series releases of 2019.

Not on the shortlist is The Crown, starring Olivia Coleman as the current Queen Elizabeth. It returned for series three earlier this year with a brand new cast as Coleman took over the role from Claire Foy.

Based on the game of the same name, The Witcher follows the adventures of lonesome monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, played by the Man Of Steel star.

Witchers are supernatural monster slayers who have gone through a series of grueling rituals and training to become almost immortal in their power.

Top 10 most popular series streamed on Netflix UK in 2019

The Witcher

After Life

Stranger Things

Sex Education

The Umbrella Academy

You

Unbelievable

Top Boy

Black Mirror

Dirty John

Their abilities include overwhelming strength and resilience in combat, increased lifespan, and fast immune system to help speed up healing if wounded in battle.

Showrunner Lauren Hissirch recently teased that the show could run for seven seasons as they have so much material planned for Geralt and the universe he explores.

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Speaking to SFX Magazine about a possible second season, she joked: ‘Second season? I’ve done it for seven seasons!’

‘We don’t have a second season yet – God willing we will,’ she then warned.

‘Right now it’s just about, “How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?”’

‘The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.’

The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix now.

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