Henry Cavil to star as Geralt of Rivia in new Netflix’s series ‘Witcher’

Henry Cavil

The face of Geralt of Rivia is going to be Superman himself. Henry Cavil has been tapped by Netflix to star in their novel based TV series ‘Witcher’. Cavil confirmed the news himself by posting on his Instagram account. Netflix and Hissrich also confirmed the news just a few hours after Cavil’s post.

Fans are really thrilled by this casting. Henry Cavil is most known for his role of Superman in DC movies and as the spy operative in the Man from the U.N.C.L.E. and Mission Impossible 6. Fans of the novel and its wildly popular video game adaptation think Henry Cavil as best suited for the role of Geralt of Rivia.

Lauren Hissrich is set to serve as showrunner and executive producer behind the Netflix’s Witcher series who is known for various Netflix series such as Daredevil, The Defenders and Umbrella Academy. Hissrich confirmed that the series is going to be eight episode long. Alik Sakharov who is known for House of Cards and Game of Thrones is going to direct four episodes of the series including the pilot. Alex Garcia Lopez who is known for Utopia, Fear the Walking Dead and Daredevil, and Charlotte Brandstrom who is known for Counterpart and Outlander are each going to direct two episodes.

The Witcher series is based on fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski which has also been adopted into popular video game franchise and comic books series as well. The story takes place in the medieval fantasy world and follows the story of Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a Witcher, a genetically enhanced human with supernatural powers and he was trained to hunt down monsters. The character is often confronted with a system of moral choices which causes time-delayed consequences and lack of black and white morality.

Lauren Hissrich and Netflix have announced that they are in the pre-production phase of the series. Hissrich has said that he do not have any writers or scripts for the series but the Witcher is in the greenlight already. Sapkowski is going to serve as a creative consultant for Witcher. There is still no news about the release date of the series or the scheduling of its shoot.

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