LETTER TO THE KING REVIEW - A MEDIOCRE FARE
Format: Web Series
Platform : Netflix
After the recent success of The Witcher on Netflix, the streaming giant is jumping back into the world of fantasy with The Letter for the King. Currently available for you to binge, the series is based on the bestselling Dutch fantasy novel of the same name, which was written by Tonke Dragt back in 1962. Iconic motion capture performer and the director of the upcoming Venom sequel, Andy Serkis, is one of the many actors featured in the series.
The Letter for the King is the story of a ruthless prince who threatens to cast the world into darkness when a young knight in training named Tiuri (Amir Wilson) embarks on an epic quest to deliver a secret letter to the king. Along the way, he unexpectedly finds himself at the centre of a magical prophecy foretelling the rise of a hero who can defeat the prince and restore peace. If he’s going to survive the journey, Tiuri will have to learn what it means to be a true knight — and a true leader."
The show lacks urgency and visual splendour, and attempts a high-speed gallop, but ends up flopping on its belly and rolling around a little. The Letter for the King hasn't been as well-received as the book it's based on, but that probably won't stop Netflix from renewing it for a second season. After all, fantasy is bigger than ever, and now that Game of Thrones is no longer with us, every fantasy show wants to fill in the Westeros-shaped hole in our lives.
The Witcher did a great job of that, but Netflix will need more shows of its ilk while fans wait for season two. That's where a second season of The Letter for the King will come in.
Well, you might as well watch it as pretty soon you will be running out of content to stream.
Rating: 2/5 stars