The Internet litterary exploded a couple of hours ago when it was officially announced that Henry Cavill will portrary the lead of The Witcher Nextflix- series.
Cavill has played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman and Justice league. He can be seen in theaters with a role in Mission: Impossible Fallout.
The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight. The novels became widely popular when polish game studio – CD Projekt Red – adapted the fantasy universe into video games.
The Witcher is set to debut 2020 only on Netflix.
Executive producer/writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has taken to Twitter to reveal that the series will have eight episodes and will most likely be released 2020. The script for the pilot is done but will be polished and the rest of the episodes are in her head for now.
Other details revealed for now are that the shooting will take place in Eastern Europe and that there is no cast yet.
Hissrich has co-produced series such as Daredevil and The Defenders.
Netflix is officially adapting The Witcher into a series. The series will be executive produced by Sean Daniel, Tomek Baginski, and Jarek Sawko. No release window has been announced.
Hissrich will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Her writing and co-executive producer credits include Marvel-produced superhero dramas “The Defenders” and “Daredevil” for Netflix and Starz’s “Power.”
The series was announced back in May and will not be based on the popular video game, but on the novels written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
The first “Witcher” short stories were published in Polish science-fiction magazine Fantastyka in the mid-1980s. The first of eight books, short-story collection “The Last Wish,” was published in 1993. The most recent, the novel “Season of Storms,” was published in 2013.
In this 2 hour long documentary, we get the joy to know more from people that were there ALREADY from the beginning. It took one year to complete and it’s in Polish, but with ENglish subtitles. Enjoy, dudes 😉