Henry Cavill will be in the lead role for The Witcher.
The actor is confirmed to be taking on the lead role of Geralt of Rivia for the upcoming The Witcher series coming to Netflix.
The casting news comes not long after the actor told IGN that he was interested in taking on this challenging role and that he would be “absolutely” on board.
Below are some reactions from Twitter:
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
You have got to be joking… Mads Mikkelsen, definitely.. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, maybe .. but Henry Cavill? Urgh. No thanks. Pass.
— RedPaintedPaw (@RedPaintedPaw) September 4, 2018
He's definitely got the passion and the acting prowess for it. I think he'd be fine.
— imy (@a_imran_m) September 4, 2018
— 𝖊𝖚𝖌𝖊𝖓𝖎𝖆 (@eugenianievas) September 4, 2018
I AM TOO EXCITED! EXCELLENT CHOICE, LAUREN!
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 4, 2018
So far, Cavill is the only cast member revealed but more revelations are surely on the way soon. Below is the information from the showrunner:
“Normally, when casting a show, the casting director pulls character-specific scenes from the pilot script for actors’ auditions. However, because we’re casting internationally (which means lots of emails and self-tapes) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets,” she began, “the writing staff has instead created entirely new scenes for our main characters. These are written to illustrate the precise tone, vibe, depth, and emotional resonance we need from Geralt and friends… but voila! They are spoiler-free, for us and for you.”
She continued, “Which means if you start seeing Witcher scenes floating around the internet in the coming weeks — yes, they’re probably real! But no, they won’t give anything away as to the stories we’re telling, or the ways we’re telling them. You’re safe. For now. And hells yes, his name is Jaskier.”
The Witcher Netflix series is currently without a release date.
The Witcher (Polish: Wiedźmin [ˈvʲjɛ̇ʥ̑mʲĩn]) is an action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Atari, based on the novel series of The Witcher by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The story takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows Geralt of Rivia, one of a few traveling monster hunters who have supernatural powers, known as Witchers. The game’s system of moral choices as part of the storyline was noted for its time-delayed consequences and lack of black-and-white morality.
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