Henry Cavill takes on The Witcher in lead role
It was revealed that Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) will lead the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich took to her Twitter account to further clarify the choice in their selection of Cavill in the leading role. Since then, fans have been mixed regarding his casting. However, many have also come out in support of Cavill, including the voice actor from the game series himself.
He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 4, 2018
Personally I'm super stoked about Henry Cavill playing the lead Geralt in the ‘Witcher’ series coming to Netflix. There is a lot of hate being thrown around about it… I think it will be mint ? Just saying.
— Peter Daly (@PeterJamesDaly) September 5, 2018
@LHissrich it's almost like Henry Cavill has some experience as a man who is super human in a world that doesn't totally accept him and has to struggle with dealing with the world, doing what is right, and doing what he must to keep his loved ones safe.. hmmm. #witcher
— Tom Guyn (@tomguyn) September 4, 2018
People keep asking… so… let me go on record saying I think that #HenryCavill will do a great job as #GeraltOfRivia ! He'll make it his own of course, as well he should, and I can't wait to see what @LHissrich and the whole @netflix team create. It's gonna be #Magic ??
— Doug Cockle (@DCockle) September 5, 2018
The official synopsis from the series is below:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The directors lined up for the Netflix adaptation of the series include Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), who will be directing four episodes, including the first episode, Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia), and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue). Both Garcia Lopez and Brändström will be directing two episodes each.
The Witcher will consist of 8 episodes and is aiming for a 2020 release on the streaming service. What do you think of this casting? Let us know in the comments below.