Henry Cavill, well known by comic book geeks and movie buffs as DCEU’s Superman, has been confirmed to play the beloved Witcher Geralt of Rivia in the new Netflix series. The 8 episode series has officially announced it’s first cast member through this bombastic announcement.
The Witcher Netflix series is set to be based on the books, instead of the games. For our readers who are not sure of the difference, let us help. Consider skipping this paragraph if you don’t want spoilers. [SPOILER ALERT] In the books, Geralt of Rivia dies at the end of the very last Witcher publications. However, that is not the case in the games. The first game picks up from the moment of Geralt’s death as he starts his adventures anew. Since the show is being based on the books instead of the games, fans of the games can expect some differences of the show with the games.
Earlier today, Henry Cavill posted the following picture to his Instagram account, setting off wild reactions everywhere. Netflix has confirmed the news through a Facebook post, from their official page shortly after. The fans of the games and books alike have rejoiced at the choice. Cavill is a renowned fan of both the books and the games in the series. He has publicly expressed his interest to play the character many times, like this one in an interview with IGN.
This will be Cavill’s first regular role in a TV show since he played Charles Brandon in Showtime’s “The Tudors”. Cavill is best known for his work on the silver screen. He plays Superman in Warner Bro’s DC universe movies such as “Man of Steel”, “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”. He also played the antagonist in “Stardust”, a movie based on a book by Neil Gaiman. Cavill is often regarded as a fantastic actor and the well-spoken British man could certainly play a Polish anti-hero well.
Netflix’s “The Witcher” show has yet to announce any other cast members, but it’s safe to say that they have already hit a home run with their protagonist. We at HiFi Public would like to wish Mr Cavill the best of luck in this endeavour, and I hope he can play a favourite character of mine well.