Netflix’s highly anticipated new fantasy series The Witcher finally arrived on Friday.
The show, based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel series of the same name, follows the story of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill. Throughout the beast slayer’s journey, he learns about the wickedness of humans and the increasingly volatile world around him—forces that may be more insidious than the creatures he’s sent to kill—and his life forever changes when destiny unites him with a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret.
Fans of the six-book and two-collection series have been waiting for the show’s release since the streaming network first announced it over the summer, and they were quick to share their excitement at the show’s arrival Friday.
While some fans initially expressed concerns over Cavill’s casting as the series lead, those fears seemed to subside as dozens of people praised the former Superman star for his performance in The Witcher.
“I’m 10 minutes into #TheWitcherNetflix and I take back all the s**t I was talking about Cavill being Geralt. HES PERFECT. THIS SHOW IS PERFECT,” one viewer wrote on Twitter on Friday morning.