Cavill Puts Hand Up For “The Witcher”

Cavill Puts Hand Up For The Witcher

Many streaming services seem to be on a quest to launch their own “Game of Thrones,” as in a major fantasy epic with international appeal. One of the ones with the best chances is Netflix’s adaptation of “The Witcher” novels into a TV series.

The property has been previously adapted into the highly popular and critically acclaimed video game franchise, and now Netflix plans to debut an eight-episode first season on the streaming service hopefully sometime in 2020.

Production on the adaptation is gearing up for a Fall start, but no casting has yet been set or announced. So who will play the lead role of mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia? Current Superman and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” actor Henry Cavill seems to have at least volunteered even if he hasn’t been offered it as such. He tells IGN this week:

“I just replayed [The Witcher 3] all the way through. Love that game. Really good game… [Geralt] would be an amazing role… The books are really, really good, the books I started reading, and they are well worth a read.”

Cavill’s schedule is relatively clear at this point so Cavill could well fit it. Further specifics of the series remain under wraps, but it will be executive produced by Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko, and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.