I have to admit, I’ve never been too familiar with the WITCHER series, but I do remember the FALLOUT actor tweeting he would love to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s adaptation.
Looks like the actor got his wish as he’s been cast in the title role.
Not being too familiar with THE WITCHER, I always thought it was only a video game. But unbeknownst all it’s forms come from a series of 8 novels and short story collections written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. THE WITCHER centers on Geralt, part of a group of monster hunters known as “witchers” who develop supernatural abilities to battle the monsters.
And honestly, coming in cold to this IP, that summary alone is enough to get me hooked. And with Henry Cavill attached, I am really looking forward to how this takes shape.
THE WITCHER has been given an 8-episode straight to series order, and is expected to hit Netflix sometime in 2019.
Source: Comic Book Resources