I knew from last spring that Netflix purchased the rights to perform a drama series based on The Witcher series of novelswritten by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Although the company had initially announced a series of names of those who were going to take care of the success of this series, it seems that the plans have changed, Netflix coming with an update in this regard.
Thus, most importantly, the role of the main character – Geralt of Rivia – will be played by none other than the actor Henry Cavillhis latest “incarnation”. Superman from the DC films (Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League). The executive producer will be Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy), while directing Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia) and Charlotte Brandström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disappear).
The Witcher series will consist of eight episodesSakharov going to be at the helm of four of them (including the debut one), Garcia Lopez and Brändström going to share the director’s chair for the rest of the episodes (two for each).
series The Witcher includes no less than eight novels and collections of short stories, translated into over 20 languagesfrom which he was already born the famous trilogy of RPG games from CD Projekt.
(both images above are made by fans and do not represent official promotional materials of the series produced by Netflix)