Fantasy Casting Becomes Reality As Henry Cavill Joins The Witcher From Netflix

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What started as passing commentary from Henry Cavill about The Witcher series and a stellar piece of digital artwork from Bosslogic has turned into a leading role for Cavill who will be leading the eight-episode Netflix series as Geralt of Rivia.

The Witcher series from Netflix for those unfamiliar follows the adventures of Geralt, a lone monster hunter who seeks to find footing in a world where the monsters he interacts with aren't just the ones he kills but the people he meets along his journey. The series definitely has substantial interest from various directors. Here are the directors for whose talents will bring the world of The Witcher to life:

  • 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

What do you think of the casting? Will you be checking out the series when it debuts? Sound off in the comments section.

Show Press Release

Henry Cavill to lead the cast of Netflix's THE WITCHER saga

Alik Sakharov, Charlotte Brändström and Alex Garcia Lopez to direct the series from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

  • Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – FalloutJustice 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

About Henry Cavill 

Henry Cavill currently stars in the critical and box office hit Mission Impossible – Fallout which has earned over $649 million worldwide. He is a massive fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy short stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia. Henry starred in the dual role of ‘Clark Kent / Superman,’ in Man of Steel, the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He made his feature film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo. His credits include the Golden Globe-nominated series “The Tudors”; Whatever WorksImmortalsCold Light of Day and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Upcoming he stars in Nomis alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stanley Tucci for director David Raymond. Henry co-founded Promethean Productions, along with his brother, Charlie Cavill and Ben Blankenship, to expand Henry’s involvement in all aspects of film, TV, and live events with a charitable component.