The Witcher - Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix Series By SpoilerTV (October 31, 2018, 2:46 pm) The Witcher



First Look at Henry Cavill as Geralt

Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP

— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018




Henry Cavill to Star

Henry Cavill will play Geralt in #TheWitcher — an epic, eight-episode fantasy series based on the best-selling book series!! pic.twitter.com/fBv0Gpkif9
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) September 4, 2018


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 - 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

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

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Production Will Start In Winter In Central Europe

Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.

Sunday summer vibes.*

*which I will try hard to remember when we’re shooting #Witcher in the dead of winter in Central Europe. pic.twitter.com/SO8kx5FYUi
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2018




Episode Order, Potential Release Year + Filming in Easter Europe

EIGHT EPISODES. Yes! I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it's the right call. The episodes can be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season. Sounds good to me, sound good to you?
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018


2020. Who knows?! We're moving quickly ahead with everything -- like, my head is spinning around Exorcist-style, except with enthusiasm, not evil possession -- but one thing is certain: quality comes before speed. You'll get it as soon as humanly possible, and it'll be good.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018


THE SCRIPT NEEDS POLISHED. I'd take a step back from that to say: the scripts need WRITTEN. I've finished the pilot, which yes, will be polished more when we cast/shoot. The other 7 episodes don't yet exist, except in my head. And guess what? New writers are joining me soon, too!
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018


WE'LL BE SHOOTING IN EASTERN EUROPE. Yes! This show couldn't exist anyplace else. Period. Also, I just spent ten days surrounded by Slavic eye-candy. I MUST come back, soon.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) April 20, 2018




Character Interpretations

Thanks to Kayell for the heads up.

Writer Lauren S. Hissrich has been posting character interpretations on her twitter account. For those unfamiliar with the source material, this might give some insight into them.

GERALT
Stoic. Circumspect. Balanced. Fierce. Soft-and-squishy-in-a-tiny-place-in-his-heart-that-he’ll-never-reveal-until-maybe-the-end-and-even-then-it-will-just-be-a-hint

YENNEFER
Fiery. Proud. Shrewd. Contradictory. Seeking-to-fill-a-family-sized-hole-in-her-heart-even-though-she-resents-it-and-swears-she’s-just-fine-on-her-own-but-she-is-not-and-we-love-her-for-being-both-independent-and-vulnerable.

CIRI
Resilient. Relentless. Brazen. Growing. She’s-going-to-change-the-world-and-what-the-hell-is-she-supposed-to-do-except-be-scared-and-be-bold-and-learn-and-adapt-and-find-a-family-who-can-walk-by-her-side-no-matter-what-and-maybe-just-maybe-teach-her-the-meaning-of-love.

ROACH
Ladylike. Faithful. Extrasensory. Steady. Really-annoyed-with-this-game-because-we-can’t-pretend-all-Roaches-are-the-same-so-she’d-prefer-some-singularity-and-individual-recognition-instead-of-all-being-lumped-together-by-blatantly-horsist-people.

JASKIER (!)
Extravagant. Caddish. Loose-lipped. Loyal. Hides-behind-the-exterior-of-an-idiot-when-in-actuality-he-is-the-keeper-of-Geralt’s-realities-(even-if-he-exaggerates-his-own-heroics)-AND-the-truths-of-the-world-which-means-he’s-far-more-important-than-we-realize…

TRISS MERIGOLD
Spunky. Idealistic. Insecure. Conflicted. Young-and-naive-and-lacking-the-confidence-of-sorceresses-which-means-she-is-ripe-for-manipulation-but-when-she-finally-transcends-the-crap-she-has-a-chance-to-be-loved-as-herself-and-not-as-“the-third-wheel-with-Yen”

CAHIR
Conflicted. Charismatic. Haunted. Pure of heart. Despite-being-young-he’s-like-a-relic-of-a-simpler-time-when-knights-in-shining-armor-always-won-the-girl-but-now-in-the-face-of-harsh-reality-he-must-learn-what-it-means-to-actually-be-heroic-and-brave-for-others.

REGIS
Eloquent. Ensconced. Worldly. Haunted. The-worst-of-the-worst-who-transforms-into-the-best-of-the-best-or-at-least-he-strives-to-be-and-it’s-the-most-incredible-journey-to-watch-as-an-evil-addicted-monster-becomes-the-essence-of-“humanity-personified”-in-the-hansa.

VILGEFORTZ
Mercenary. Conspiratorial. Power-hungry. Ruthless. Handsome-as-all-get-out-which-is-important-because-(as-Geralt-says-“one-could-expect-anything-from-a-man-looking-like-this”)-he-is-the-essence-of-evil-hidden-behind-beauty-which-makes-him-very-very-dangerous.

EMHYR
Imperialistic. Ruthless. Monarchical. Masquerader. Above-all-he’s-a-survivor-having-spent-most-his-life-running-and-pretending-so-it’s-no-wonder-he-craves-power-because-what’s-more-stable-than-being-on-top-(and-what’s-better-than-a-villain-whose-head-you-kinda-get.)

MILVA
Saucy. Savage. Conciliatory. Commonsense. The-epitome-of-the-novels’-shades-of-grey-who-embodies-unrequited-romance-and-also-unbelievable-strength-and-also-the-skills-to-kill-and-also-the-ability-to-crusade-for-peace-and-also-and-also-and-also.

LEO BONHART
Sadistic. Ghoulish. Ruthlessly efficient. Hedonistic. His-depth-lies-in-his-lack-of-depth-because-we-keep-searching-for-reason-or-redemption-and-in-fact-there-is-none-just-a-cold-brutal-soul-who-desires-to-be-colder-and-what’s-more-terrifying-than-that?

BORCH THREE JACKDAWS/VILLENTRETENMERTH
Perceptive. Protective. Merciful.The most beautiful. An-observer/-philosopher/-seeker-of-freedom-which-means-he-didn’t-kill-just-because-he-could-but-rather-sought-to-understand-why-others-wanted-to-kill-him-which-is-EVERYTHING.

ANGOULÊME
Sharp. (Anything but) Simple. A phoenix from the flames. The missing piece. Determined-to-survive-the-shit-despite-never-being-given-the-tools-to-do-so-and-found-a-family-where-she-least-expected-but-also-found-what-it-meant-to-be-loyal-to-someone-other-than-herself

YARPEN ZIGRIN Fiesty. Fierce. Wise. A diplomat of the highest order. His-gruff-demeanor-and-crude-language-belies-an-intelligent-soul-who-has-his-finger-on-the-pulse-of-the-Continent’s-complicated-landscape-and-who’s-well-on-his-way-to-a-life-in-politics-VOTE-FOR-YARPEN!