Andrzej Sapkowski’s acclaimed fantasy series, The Witcher, has been adapted into different forms of media including film, television, and most notably, the series of video games developed by CD Projekt. Furthermore, the next adaptation of the series will be a Netflix television series produced by Daredevil executive Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Although the series has yet to begin shooting, it has recently found someone to play the lead character of Geralt of Rivia: the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill.
In all adaptations of The Witcher, Geralt is a monster hunter in an environment in which monsters are more mundane than humans. Based on what we know about the show, it seems that the story will be similar to previous iterations. After all, not only do we have Geralt as our main character, but we also have the sorceress and princess as supporting characters.
The series will consist of eight episodes, with Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström serving as its directors. Sakharov will be directing four of the episodes, including the first, while the latter two will be directing two of the episodes. In addition, this will be Cavill’s first time acting in a television series since his appearance on The Tudors in 2010. It will be interesting to see him return to the smaller screen since he has risen to stardom thanks to his portrayal of Superman.
The Witcher – 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.