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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.

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.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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