Not too long ago Man of Steel and Mission: Impossible - Fallout actor Henry Cavill revealed during an interview he was a massive fan of The Witcher video games, suggesting he’d be game to play Geralt in the Netflix series.
A solitary monster hunter, as he 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.
Well, Netflix has officially announced Henry Cavill has indeed landed the role of Geralt.
Here is the brief press release.
- Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible - Fallout, Justice League) will lead the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia
- Showrunner/EP: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy)
- Director/EP: Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones) — 4 episodes, including the first episode
- Director: Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia) — 2 episodes
- Director: Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue) — 2 episodes
- The Witcher will consist of 8 episodes
- Logline: 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
As Omega Underground reported filming will take place November-May in Budapest, Solvakia, and South Africa.
They also confirm our previous reporting that Game of Thrones’ Alik Sakharov will direct episodes (four of them).
The next big role to get announced will be Yennefer.
Netflix is expected to drop the series late 2019 or early 2020.