After showing interest in the role only a month ago, Superman actor Henry Cavill has officially signed up to play the leading role in Netflix & # 39; upcoming television adaptation of The Witcher.
The Hollywood heavyweight of course plays the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, whose journey in the series will fight him together with two strong women in Yennefer, a powerful sorceress, and Ciri, the only princess of Cintra. Both latter roles still have to be released.
The announcement of Netflix states that Cavill is a huge fan of the series of fantasy stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski & # 39 ;, of which the show is said to be in the foreground.
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The show consists of eight episodes, with the first episode and three others directed by Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones) and the rest directed by Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel & # 39; s Luke Cage, Utopia) and Charlotte Brändström ( Outlander, Counterparty, Disparue).
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel & # 39; s Daredevil, Marvel & # 39; s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) acts as a showrunner and executive producer of the series.
Sapkowski's stories have also inspired a series of beloved video games by Polish developer CD Projekt Red.
While the author told Eurogamer Poland that he admires the games, he also stated that he does not consider them as canons and that "in no way [they] is considered an & # 39; alternative version & # 39 ;, nor a & # 39; continuation & # 39; on the bloody Geralt stories. Because this can only be told by the maker of Geralt. A certain Andrzej Sapkowski. & # 39;