25 shows to watch on Netflix if you love Outlander

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The Witcher
The Witcher on Netflix, photo credit: Katalin Vermes /

16. The Witcher

Number of seasons: 1 so far

Who it stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni, Eamon Farren, MyAnna Buring, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte

What it’s about: The Witcher tells three individual stories based on a fantasy book series. The main story is about Henry Cavill’s Geralt, a mutant known as a Witcher, who is paid in coin to destroy monsters around the area. The other two storylines focus on Freya Allan’s Ciri and Anya Chalotra’s Yennifer.

It’s a tale of war, freedom, power, and love. You’ll need to pay close attention to follow the intricate, beautiful storytelling, as we travel through decades and lands.

Why watch it: There are many reasons to check out the series, and Henry Cavill is naturally going to be one of them. This isn’t the only time he appears on this list of shows to watch if you love Outlander either, and it’s all linked to his great acting and willingness to do all his own fight scenes and as many of his own stunts as possible.

But there’s more than him as a reason to watch it. The Witcher is a story of powerful women, of characters finding their way or their place, and of a need for power and beauty. There’s plenty of betrayal, love, and destiny thrown into this fantasy series.